Coolio, the US rapper finest identified for the chart-topping 1995 music Gangsta’s Paradise, has died in Los Angeles aged 59, his supervisor mentioned on Wednesday.
The Grammy-winning musician, whose actual identify was Artis Leon Ivey Jr, handed away in Los Angeles. No reason behind dying was instantly supplied.
Coolio’s buddy and long-standing supervisor Jarez Posey confirmed the news to AFP with out offering further particulars.
Posey instructed movie star news web site TMZ that Coolio was discovered unresponsive within the rest room of a buddy’s home on Wednesday afternoon.
Coolio started his rap profession in California within the late 80s, however gained world famed in 1995 when he launched Gangsta’s Paradise for the soundtrack of the movie Dangerous Minds.
He was awarded finest rap solo efficiency for the monitor on the following 12 months’s Grammy Awards ceremony.
With a hook lifted from Stevie Wonder’s 1976 monitor Pastime Paradise, the music bought tens of millions of copies worldwide, topping pop charts in 16 nations and changing into Billboard’s Number One music for 1995.
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