Coolio revealed he had five grandchildren just months before he died

Moment Coolio shocks Australian TV presenters by revealing he has FIVE grandchildren in a TV interview just months before he died aged 59.

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Coolio, the American rapper known for his ’90s hit Gangsta’s Paradise, spoke about life as a grandfather in one of his last television interviews just six months ago.

The musician and father of 10 children, whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr, died Wednesday at a friend’s home in Los Angeles at the age of 59.

Revealed on the Australian TV show additional today in March that she had five young grandchildren, leaving hosts Sylvia Jeffreys and David Campbell visibly surprised.

Coolio, the American rapper known for his '90s hit Gangsta's Paradise, spoke about life as a grandfather in one of his last television interviews just six months ago.

Coolio, the American rapper known for his ’90s hit Gangsta’s Paradise, spoke about life as a grandfather in one of his last television interviews just six months ago.

Coolio was in Melbourne promoting the Made in the ’90s Festival, a nostalgic concert tour featuring popular artists from the early 1990s.

Asked what her children thought of her popular online cooking show, she replied, “They like it.” “Dad, can you cook this for me?” “Dad, can you do that for me?” She hasn’t changed. My children are all adults. Now I have five grandchildren.

Jeffreys and Campbell were surprised that Coolio had so many grandchildren in his fifties.

Campbell then asked Coolio what his grandchildren thought of his career as a rapper.

He said they were still ‘babies’ and ‘haven’t figured it out yet’, before expressing his hope that they would grow up to be involved in music in some way.

She revealed on Australia's Today Extra TV show in March that she had five young grandchildren, leaving presenters Sylvia Jeffreys (centre) and David Campbell (left) visibly shocked.

She revealed on Australia's Today Extra TV show in March that she had five young grandchildren, leaving presenters Sylvia Jeffreys (centre) and David Campbell (left) visibly shocked.

She revealed on Australia’s Today Extra TV show in March that she had five young grandchildren, leaving presenters Sylvia Jeffreys (centre) and David Campbell (left) visibly shocked.

The musician and father of 10 children, whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr, died Wednesday at a friend's home in Los Angeles at the age of 59.  Coolio is survived by his ex-wife Josefa Salinas, whom he married in 1996. The ex-partner separated four years later after having four children.

The musician and father of 10 children, whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr, died Wednesday at a friend's home in Los Angeles at the age of 59.  Coolio is survived by his ex-wife Josefa Salinas, whom he married in 1996. The ex-partner separated four years later after having four children.

The musician and father of 10 children, whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr, died Wednesday at a friend’s home in Los Angeles at the age of 59. Coolio is survived by his ex-wife Josefa Salinas, whom he married in 1996. The ex-partner separated four years later after having four children.

He was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of a friend's house in Los Angeles around 4 p.m. Wednesday.  (Pictured: Coolio at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City)

He was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of a friend's house in Los Angeles around 4 p.m. Wednesday.  (Pictured: Coolio at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City)

He was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of a friend’s house in Los Angeles around 4 p.m. Wednesday. (Pictured: Coolio at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City)

Coolio is believed to have had as many as 10 children, with some accusations that he had more with various women.

He had four children with his ex-wife Josefa Salinas: daughters Artisha, Brandi and Jackie, and son Artis.

Coolio was married to Salinas from 1996 to 2000.

The musician was a great chef and launched the popular web series Cookin' with Coolio.  He also released a cookbook, titled Cookin' with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price (pictured)

The musician was a great chef and launched the popular web series Cookin' with Coolio.  He also released a cookbook, titled Cookin' with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price (pictured)

The musician was a great chef and launched the popular web series Cookin’ with Coolio. He also released a cookbook, titled Cookin’ with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price (pictured)

Coolio died Wednesday in downtown Los Angeles. He was found unconscious on the bathroom floor of a friend’s house around 4 p.m.

Doctors pronounced him dead at the scene and an autopsy is now underway to establish the official cause of death, although police sources said “no drugs or drug paraphernalia were found” and that they do not suspect foul play.

Paramedics suspected cardiac arrest, according to the star’s manager, Jarez Posey.

Many celebrities have taken to social media to share their condolences, including Michelle Pfeiffer, Ice Cube, and MC Hammer.

Michelle Pfeiffer paid tribute to Coolio after they worked together on the 1995 film Dangerous Minds, which featured Gangsta's Paradise on its soundtrack.

Michelle Pfeiffer paid tribute to Coolio after they worked together on the 1995 film Dangerous Minds, which featured Gangsta's Paradise on its soundtrack.

Michelle Pfeiffer paid tribute to Coolio after they worked together on the 1995 film Dangerous Minds, which featured Gangsta’s Paradise on its soundtrack.

Pfeiffer and Coolio worked together on the 1995 film Dangerous Minds, which had Gangsta’s Paradise on its soundtrack. He appeared in the famous music video for the song.

‘Heartbroken to learn of the passing of the talented artist @coolio. Too short a life,” the actress wrote on Instagram.

“As some of you may know, I was lucky enough to work with him on Dangerous Minds in 1995. He won a Grammy for his brilliant song on the soundtrack, which I think was the reason our movie was so successful.”

Other celebrities, including Ice Cube and MC Hammer, shared tributes

Other celebrities, including Ice Cube and MC Hammer, shared tributes

Other celebrities, including Ice Cube and MC Hammer, shared tributes

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