According to report, Coolio, the rapper who rose to fame around the world thanks to the big hit “Gangster’s Paradise,” has passed away.
It was also reported that the artist, 59, went to a friend’s house and visit his bathroom in Los Angeles on Wednesday and never returned.
According to the report, the friend went to check on Coolio and discovered him unconscious on the floor.
He was pronounced dead at the spot by emergency personnel.
Although the exact cause of Coolio‘s death is still unknown, his management indicated that the paramedics think he passed away from cardiac arrest.
Coolio, whose real name was Artis Ivey Junior, rose to prominence in the Los Angeles rap scene in the 1980s, but it wasn’t until 1995’s number-one song “Gangster’s Paradise” that he gained national recognition.
His mainstream career, which includes three additional top 40 successes and two songs on the “Space Jam” soundtrack, was propelled by the success of that single and the album of the same name.