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‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ Rapper Coolio Dead At 59


Rapper Coolio Was Reportedly Found Dead In The Bathroom Of A Friend'S Home. He Was 59.
Rapper Coolio was reportedly discovered useless within the toilet of a buddy’s home. He was 59.
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Rapper Coolio died on Wednesday in Los Angeles, in response to stories. He was 59.

The Grammy winner was discovered useless within the toilet of a buddy’s home, TMZ reported.

According to TMZ, the rapper, document producer and actor, whose authorized identify was Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was visiting a buddy Wednesday afternoon and went to the lavatory. After staying inside for an prolonged interval, the buddy went inside and located him on the ground.

Coolio’s supervisor, Jarez Posey, confirmed the rapper’s dying to Rolling Stone however didn’t present additional particulars.

The buddy reportedly known as EMTs, who arrived and pronounced the musician useless on the scene from what they suspected was cardiac arrest. An official explanation for dying has not been said.

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson mentioned Wednesday night that the division was conducting a dying investigation at an deal with within the West Adams neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles however couldn’t disclose the id of the deceased.

The dying didn’t seem suspicious, and the case was handed over to the Los Angeles County coroner’s workplace, the spokesperson mentioned.

Coolio, a Los Angeles space native, is greatest identified for his 1995 Grammy-winning hit, “Gangsta’s Paradise,” which topped the U.S. charts that yr and stays one of many bestselling singles of all time. (Listen beneath).

The tune was featured within the 1995 movie “Dangerous Minds” however was not eligible for an Oscar nomination due to its use of sampling and reworked materials. It received the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance.

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