Rapper Coolio Dead At 59


Rapper Coolio has reportedly died. He was 59. According to TMZ, the Coolio’s manager Jarez said that the rapper was visiting a friend yesterday afternoon (September 28th) and  he went into the bathroom.  But when he didn’t come out after a while, his friend kept calling out for him. The friend eventually went into the bathroom and found Coolio laying on the floor.  The friend called EMTs, who arrived and pronounced Coolio dead on the scene. Jarez said that the paramedics suspect that he suffered cardiac arrest. The official cause of death has not been determined.


Law enforcement sources say that no drugs or drug paraphernalia were found at the scene.  An autopsy and toxicology test will be used to determine an official cause of death.  The police are investigating Coolio’s death but as of now there does not appear to any signs of foul play.


Coolio, born Artis Leon Ivey Jr. is known for his 1995 #1 hit “Gangsta’s Paradise” from the soundtrack of Dangerous Minds, “Fantastic Voyage,” “1,2,3,4 (Sumpin’ New) and “It’s All The Way Live Now.”