LOS ANGELES — Rapper Coolio, recognized for hits together with “Unbelievable Voyage” and “Gangsta’s Paradise,” has died on the age of 59, his supervisor confirmed Wednesday night.
The information was first reported by TMZ.
The entertainer, whose actual title was Artis Leon Ivey Jr., had a music profession that spanned greater than three a long time.
“So far as what I do know now could be that he was at a pal’s home and was in his lavatory and had a coronary heart assault,” his supervisor Jarez Posey stated.
Further particulars weren’t instantly out there.
Coolio received a Grammy for Gangsta’s Paradise, which was launched in 1995 and spent three weeks on the prime of Billboard’s Sizzling 100 record.
He shot to fame with “Gangsta’s Paradise” and received a Grammy for finest solo rap efficiency the next 12 months.
The tune was within the soundtrack for the 1995 Michelle Pfeiffer movie “Harmful Minds.”
Coolio was additionally recognized for hits like “Unbelievable Voyage” and “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New)” and “C U When U Get There” amongst others.
General, Coolio has bought greater than 17 million data, in line with his web site.
He was additionally in numerous tv exhibits and movies, together with “Futurama” the place he voiced “Kwanzaa-bot.” He additionally made appearances in “Theft Murder Division” and “Malcolm & Eddie,” amongst different exhibits.
Coolio grew up in Compton, California.
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Phil Helsel contributed.