Grammy-winning rapper Coolio has passed away at age 59
Coolio, a renowned actor, and rapper passed away at the age of 59. According to Page Six, Coolio was visiting a friend in Los Angeles when he excused himself to use the restroom. The friend called out to Coolio but got worried when he took a while to come back. The companion entered the restroom to look around and discovered Coolio lying on the floor. While the cardiac arrest was not the official cause of death, the paramedics were called right away, and Coolio was pronounced dead at the scene. Just two weeks have passed since the murder of fellow rapper PnB Rock, before Coolio’s passing.
Artis Leon Ivey Jr., better known as Coolio, entered the LA rap scene in the 1980s, according to TMZ. When he put out “Gangsta’s Paradise” for the Dangerous Minds album, he shot to fame. One of the best rap songs of all time, the song spent three weeks at the top of the charts. It earned Coolio two MTV Video Music Awards for Best Rap Video and Best Video From a Film, in addition to a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance.
The rapper had a number of hits, but “Gangsta’s Paradise” is perhaps his most well-known song.In fact, Weird Al Yankovic produced a spoof of it called “Amish Paradise.” “1,2,3,4 (Sumpin’ New)” and “It’s All the Way Live (Now)” were a couple of these hits. Fans of Nickelodeon in the 1990s may recall Coolio performing “Aw, Here It Goes,” the theme song for Kenan & Kel.
Additionally, Coolio demonstrated his acting talent by participating in movies like Batman & Robin (1998) and Daredevil (2002). Additionally, he appeared in several TV shows, including Malcolm in the Middle and Charmed. In Futurama, he performed the Kwanzaa-voice. Rapper and actor Coolio left a lasting impression on the rap music industry and will always be remembered as a legend.