LOS ANGELES — Rapper Coolio, identified for hits together with “Improbable Voyage” and “Gangsta’s Paradise,” has died on the age of 59, his supervisor confirmed Wednesday night.
The information was first reported by TMZ.
The entertainer, whose actual title was Artis Leon Ivey Jr., had a music profession that spanned greater than three a long time.
“So far as what I do know now’s that he was at a good friend’s home and was in his lavatory and had a coronary heart assault,” his supervisor Jarez Posey stated.
Extra particulars weren’t instantly accessible.
Coolio received a Grammy for Gangsta’s Paradise, which was launched in 1995 and spent three weeks on the high of Billboard’s Sizzling 100 checklist.
He shot to fame with “Gangsta’s Paradise” and received a Grammy for greatest solo rap efficiency the next yr.
The track was within the soundtrack for the 1995 Michelle Pfeiffer movie “Harmful Minds.”
Coolio was additionally identified for hits like “Improbable Voyage” and “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New)” and “C U When U Get There” amongst others.
Total, Coolio has offered greater than 17 million information, in response to his web site.
He was additionally in various tv reveals and movies, together with “Futurama” the place he voiced “Kwanzaa-bot.” He additionally made appearances in “Theft Murder Division” and “Malcolm & Eddie,” amongst different reveals. He was a contestant in “Worry Issue” in 2001.
He additionally wrote a 2009 e book, “Cookin’ with Coolio,” which was additionally the title of a cooking present starring the rapper.
Coolio was born in Monessen, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Compton, California.
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The Related Press contributed.