HomeEntertainmentCelebrity GistCoolio: Gangsta's Paradise Star Passes at 59

Coolio: Gangsta’s Paradise Star Passes at 59

Published on

The Pennsylvania-born rapper who became popular in the 1990s ‘collapsed while spending some time at a friend’s house’ in Los Angeles.

Coolio, whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr, was a rapper, record producer, and actor.

Artis was born on August 1, 1963, in Monessen, Pennsylvania, United States, and died on Wednesday, September 29, 2022, in Los Angeles.

Coolio went to the restroom and never came back out, according to his manager who spoke with TMZ. When his friend noticed he was taking too long in the restroom, he kept calling for him, but there was no response.

He eventually went in and found Coolio laying on the floor.

Coolio released three albums: It Takes a Thief, Gangsta’s Paradise, and My Soul.

Gangsta’s Paradise was his best-selling album, with over two million copies sold in the United States alone.

The lead song from the album by the same name “Gangsta’s Paradise” was the soundtrack for the 1995 film Dangerous Minds.

Meanwhile, the rapper’s official cause of death will be ascertained after an autopsy is complete.

He leaves behind 10 children, four of whom he shared with Josefa Salina. He married Josefa in 1996 and they divorced in 2000.

SourceTMZ

Latest articles

Dream Biography: What We Learned From The Minecraft YouTuber’s Face Reveal

Dream, widely tagged the Minecraft legend, is a YouTuber who became famous after uploading...

Airtel Nigeria Data Plans [2022 Update]: Daily, Weekly, & Monthly

As a matter of fact, Airtel Nigeria boasts some of the cheapest data plans...

How IshowSpeed Became One of The Biggest Live Streamers on YouTube

Darren Watkins Jr, best known as IShowSpeed, is now a household name on YouTube....

Habiba Abdul-Jabbar: Where is She Now?

Habiba Abdul-Jabbar entered the limelight after her union with NBA Legend, Kareem Abdul Jabbar,...

More like this

Dream Biography: What We Learned From The Minecraft YouTuber’s Face Reveal

Dream, widely tagged the Minecraft legend, is a YouTuber who became famous after uploading...

Airtel Nigeria Data Plans [2022 Update]: Daily, Weekly, & Monthly

As a matter of fact, Airtel Nigeria boasts some of the cheapest data plans...

How IshowSpeed Became One of The Biggest Live Streamers on YouTube

Darren Watkins Jr, best known as IShowSpeed, is now a household name on YouTube....