Coolio reportedly passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Los Angeles. He was 59 years old.
According to TMZ, the “Gangster’s Paradise” rapper was visiting a friend late Wednesday afternoon when he died. Coolio’s longtime manager said he went to the bathroom at his friend’s house but did not come out after a while. That’s when the friend eventually went in, after calling his name repeatedly, and discovered him laying on the floor.
Coolio had his big hit with 1995’s “Gangsta’s Paradise” for the soundtrack of the Michelle Pfeiffer film, Dangerous Minds. The song stayed at No. 1 on the charts for three weeks. Other hits included “Fantastic Voyage” and “It’s All the Way Live (Now).”
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