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

Coolio dies at 59: Gangsta’s Paradise rapper dies after friend found him lying on bathroom floor in Los Angeles

  • The musician was visiting a friend on Wednesday afternoon when he was found dead, according to TMZ.
  • The star’s manager, Jarez, shared that Coolio was found unconscious on a bathroom floor, and paramedics suspected he was in cardiac arrest.
  • The publication reported that EMTs pronounced Coolio dead at the scene.
  • An official cause of death has not been determined.

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Rapper Coolio passed away on Wednesday at the age of 59.

The musician, famous for his song ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ on the soundtrack of Michelle Pfeiffer’s film Dangerous Minds, was visiting a friend on Wednesday afternoon when he was found dead according to TMZ.

The star’s manager, Jarez, shared that Coolio was found unconscious on a bathroom floor, and paramedics suspected he was in cardiac arrest.

Gone too soon: Rapper Coolio passed away on Wednesday at the age of 59;  in the photo 2016

Gone too soon: Rapper Coolio passed away on Wednesday at the age of 59; in the photo 2016

The publication reported that EMTs pronounced Coolio dead at the scene. An official cause of death has not been determined.

Coolio, whose birth name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr., got his start on the Los Angeles rap scene in the late ’80s.

He found worldwide fame in 1995 with his hit Gangsta’s Paradise.

Sad news: The musician was visiting a friend on Wednesday afternoon when he was found dead according to TMZ;  In the photo from 1996

Sad news: The musician was visiting a friend on Wednesday afternoon when he was found dead according to TMZ;  In the photo from 1996

Sad news: The musician was visiting a friend on Wednesday afternoon when he was found dead according to TMZ; In the photo from 1996

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