Coolio, a famous US rapper best known for his song “Gangsta’s Paradise,” has passed away at the age of 59.
According to the longtime manager of the artist, Jarez Posey, who spoke to the media in the United States, the musician was discovered lifeless on the toilet floor of a friend’s home in Los Angeles.
Coolio began his career as a musician in the 1980s, but it wasn’t until 1995 that he recorded Gangsta’s Paradise, which solidified his position as an important figure in the history of hip hop.
There has been no conclusive information provided regarding the reason behind his passing on Wednesday.
On the other hand, Mr. Posey revealed to TMZ, the news outlet that broke the story first, that paramedics speculated he may have suffered a heart attack.
Coolio, whose true name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was awarded a Grammy for the song “Gangsta’s Paradise.” This song was included on the soundtrack for the film “Dangerous Minds,” which starred Michelle Pfeiffer.
According to his official website, the eerie song is still getting a lot of play, as evidenced by the fact that it recently surpassed one billion streams on Spotify.
Over the course of his career, which spanned four decades, he released eight studio albums, was nominated for three MTV Video Music Awards and won one American Music Award.
Coolio was in the middle of a tour with other 90s icons, including Vanilla Ice and Young MC, and they performed in Texas just a few days before he passed away. He remained active right up until the time of his death.