The City of Angels takes another hit as reports arrive, claiming Coolio suddenly passed away at age 59. It is unclear the cause of death.
However, TMZ spoke with Coolio’s manager, who confirmed his death. Coolio’s manager, Jerez, shared with TMZ’s source that the “Fantastic Voyage” rapper was visiting a friend at the time of the incident.
Coolio died Wednesday in Los Angeles … TMZ has learned. https://t.co/EpTqnrwrhq
— TMZ (@TMZ) September 29, 2022
On Wednesday afternoon (Sep 28), Coolio reportedly went into the bathroom and never returned. The Los Angeles Police Department shared that they got a call from a home in Los Angeles for medical attention. The medical emergency turned out to be Coolio, who unfortunately died when the paramedics arrived.
Law enforcement has dispersed that no foul play is expected, and no drugs were found at the scene. After an autopsy and toxicology report, the specialists will determine the cause of death.
The late, Great Coolio
Born Artis Leon Ivey Jr., Coolio was a legend on the Compton, CA rap scene. In 1995, his smash hit, “Gangsta’s Paradise,” soured up the Billboard charts. That single also scored him his first Grammy for Best Rap Performance.
While many are in shock, a wave of emotional support and remembrance spread across the internet.
Since his emergence in hip hop in the 1980s, Coolio has become a rapper, philanthropist, television star, and producer. Though he hadn’t made much news lately, his notable contributions to hip hop created a lasting impression.
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