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Coolio dead at 59: Gangsta’s Paradise rapper passes away after friend found him laying on the floor

Rapper Coolio has handed away on Wednesday at the age of 59. 

The musician – well-known for his hit track Gangsta’s Paradise on the soundtrack of the Michelle Pfeiffer movie, Dangerous Minds – was visiting a friend on Wednesday afternoon when he was found dead in keeping with TMZ.  

Coolio was found unresponsive on a toilet floor, with the paramedics – who had been referred to as to the scene round round 4 PM – suspecting he suffered a cardiac arrest, in keeping with the star’s longtime supervisor, Jarez.

Gone too quickly: Rapper Coolio has handed away on Wednesday at the age of 59; Pictured 2016

The publication reported that the EMTs pronounced Coolio dead on the scene. An official reason for demise has not been decided. 

Additionally, regulation enforcement sources shared with TMZ that ‘no medication or drug paraphernalia had been found at the scene of Coolio’s demise’ and that ‘an post-mortem and toxicology take a look at shall be used to find out an official reason for demise.’

The police have reportedly opened a demise investigation however there doesn’t seem like indicators of foul play at the second, and the coroner is predicted to make a last dedication after the post-mortem. 

Sad news: The musician was visiting a friend on Wednesday afternoon when he was found unresponsive on a bathroom floor, according to TMZ; Pictured 2022

Sad information: The musician was visiting a friend on Wednesday afternoon when he was found unresponsive on a toilet floor, in keeping with TMZ; Pictured 2022

The West Coast legend is survived by his six youngsters and ex-wife, Josefa Salinas, whom he married in 1996. The former couple cut up 4 years later. 

Pfeiffer, 64, lead tributes to the rapper, sharing the music video for Coolio’s smash hit Gangsta’s Paradise, from their iconic 1995 movie: ‘Heartbroken to listen to of the passing of the gifted artist @coolio. A life reduce totally too quick.’

‘As a few of you might know I used to be fortunate sufficient to work with him on Dangerous Minds in 1995. He gained a Grammy for his sensible track on the soundtrack – which I believe was the motive our movie noticed a lot success.’

Possible cause: The paramedics suspect he suffered a cardiac arrest, though an official cause of death has not been determined according to the star's longtime manager, Jarez; Pictured in 1996

Possible trigger: The paramedics suspect he suffered a cardiac arrest, although an official reason for demise has not been decided in keeping with the star’s longtime supervisor, Jarez; Pictured in 1996

Additionally, law enforcement sources shared that 'no drugs or drug paraphernalia were found at the scene of Coolio's death' and that 'an autopsy and toxicology test will be used to determine an official cause of death'; Pictured 1995

Additionally, regulation enforcement sources shared that ‘no medication or drug paraphernalia had been found at the scene of Coolio’s demise’ and that ‘an post-mortem and toxicology take a look at shall be used to find out an official reason for demise’; Pictured 1995

‘I bear in mind him being nothing however gracious. 30 years later I nonetheless get chills after I hear the track. Sending love and lightweight to his household. Rest in Power, Artis Leon Ivey Jr.’

Coolio was lately seen performing on stage throughout Riot Fest 2022 at Douglass Park on September 18, in Chicago, Illinois.

His passing comes simply 4 days after he took to Instagram to share his newest efficiency in Texas.

Tribute: Michelle Pfeiffer, 64, lead tributes to the rapper, sharing the music video for Coolio's smash hit Gangsta's Paradise, from their iconic film Dangerous Minds and writing: 'Heartbroken to hear of the passing of the gifted artist @coolio. A life cut entirely too short'

Tribute: Michelle Pfeiffer, 64, lead tributes to the rapper, sharing the music video for Coolio’s smash hit Gangsta’s Paradise, from their iconic movie Dangerous Minds and writing: ‘Heartbroken to listen to of the passing of the gifted artist @coolio. A life reduce totally too quick’

Dream collaboration: The Golden Globe Award winner and Coolio filmed the music video in 1995

Dream collaboration: The Golden Globe Award winner and Coolio filmed the music video in 1995

Dream collaboration: The Golden Globe Award winner and Coolio filmed the music video in 1995

He was additionally seen wanting wholesome earlier in April at the airport in Sydney the place he generously stopped to take pictures with followers, forward of his live performance at Luna Park. 

The rapper has toured smaller venues all through the United States over the previous few years, enjoying numerous hits from his again catalogue. 

The hip-hop artist – born Artis Leon Ivey Jr. – loved a meteoric rise in the mid-90s.

The latest: Helicopter reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News Chris Cristi Tweeted a photo of police officers outside the house where the rapper was found dead

The newest: Helicopter reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News Chris Cristi Tweeted a photograph of law enforcement officials exterior the home the place the rapper was found dead

The outlandish singer launched Gangster’s Paradise in 1995 and the track topped the charts in the US, UK, France, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

The single itself bought over six million copies worldwide and got here from his 4 time Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated 17-track album of the similar identify.

In May, Pfeiffer reminisced as she shared a picture taken in 1995 when the two labored on the music video for Gangsta’s Paradise. 

Seen this month: Coolio was recently seen performing on stage during Riot Fest 2022 at Douglass Park on September 18, in Chicago, Illinois

Seen this month: Coolio was lately seen performing on stage throughout Riot Fest 2022 at Douglass Park on September 18, in Chicago, Illinois

Recent: He was also seen on September 8, 2022 in Los Angeles, California, with a suitcase in hand

Recent: He was additionally seen on September 8, 2022 in Los Angeles, California, with a suitcase in hand

Pfeiffer was the star of the movie, enjoying former Marine LouAnne Johnson who goes to work at a highschool as a instructor in a tough neighborhood in California.

Meanwhile Coolio supplied the smash hit track, and was awarded a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance, two MTV Video Music Awards for Best Rap Video and Best Video from a Film and a Billboard Music Award for the track/album.

The singer used spiritual undertones in the lyrics and mentioned he felt a calling to make the tune.

Family: Coolio is survived by his six children and ex-wife, Josefa Salinas; Pictured with Salinas and their kids at the World Premiere of 'Space Jam' on November 10, 1996, in Westwood, California

Family: Coolio is survived by his six youngsters and ex-wife, Josefa Salinas; Pictured with Salinas and their children at the World Premiere of ‘Space Jam’ on November 10, 1996, in Westwood, California

Ex-wife: The two were married in 1996. The former couple split four years later; Pictured with Salinas in 1998 in Los Angeles

Ex-wife: The two had been married in 1996. The former couple cut up 4 years later; Pictured with Salinas in 1998 in Los Angeles

‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ wished to be born; it wished to come back to life, and it selected me as the vessel,’ he mentioned.

Some of the strains had been from Stevie Wonder, who wouldn’t enable any cuss phrases.

Coolio mentioned, ‘I had a number of vulgarities…and he wasn’t with that. So I modified it. Once he heard it, he thought it was unimaginable.’

The music video for the track was directed by Antoine Fuqua, and featured Pfeiffer reprising her function.

Looking back: The hip-hop artist - born Artis Leon Ivey Jr - enjoyed a meteoric rise in the mid-90s, topping the charts in the US, UK, France, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand; Pictured 1998

Looking again: The hip-hop artist – born Artis Leon Ivey Jr – loved a meteoric rise in the mid-90s, topping the charts in the US, UK, France, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand; Pictured 1998

Hit song: Coolio is perhaps best known for his 'Gangsta's Paradise' hit song on the soundtrack of the Michelle Pfeiffer film 'Dangerous Minds'; Still from Dangerous Minds

Hit track: Coolio is maybe greatest identified for his ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ hit track on the soundtrack of the Michelle Pfeiffer movie ‘Dangerous Minds’; Still from Dangerous Minds

Looking back: In May, Pfeiffer shared an image taken in 1995 when the two worked on the music video for Gangsta's Paradise

Looking again: In May, Pfeiffer shared a picture taken in 1995 when the two labored on the music video for Gangsta’s Paradise

Unfortunately, Coolio was unable to duplicate that stage of success once more and gained solely a small quantity of recognition with subsequent track ‘I’ll C U When U Get There.’

He later grew to become a chef and even launched a cookbook titled Cookin’ with Coolio.

He additionally appeared on an episode of Celebrity Wife Swap in 2013.

RIP: Rapper Ice Cube took to Twitter after hearing the sad news and paid tribute to Coolio, writing, 'This is sad news. I witness first hand this man's grind to the top of the industry. Rest In Peace'

RIP: Rapper Ice Cube took to Twitter after listening to the unhappy information and paid tribute to Coolio, writing, ‘This is unhappy information. I witness first hand this man’s grind to the high of the trade. Rest In Peace’

A gifted actor, Coolio performed in dozens of movies and TV exhibits all through his career, and had three films in the works in keeping with his IMDb web page: Bobcat Moretti, It Wants Blood 2, and a TV film Vegas High.

Rapper Ice Cube took to Twitter after listening to the unhappy information and paid tribute to Coolio, writing, ‘This is unhappy information. I witness first hand this man’s grind to the high of the trade. Rest In Peace.’ 

Sean Evans shared a photograph of a Coolio CD, writing, ‘First CD I ever purchased in could life and the most legendary Wing 10 Last Dab these eyes have ever seen RIP Coolio.’ 

Remembering: Sean Evans shared a photo of a Coolio CD, writing, 'First CD I ever bought in may life and the most legendary Wing 10 Last Dab these eyes have ever seen RIP Coolio'

Remembering: Sean Evans shared a photograph of a Coolio CD, writing, ‘First CD I ever purchased in could life and the most legendary Wing 10 Last Dab these eyes have ever seen RIP Coolio’

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