The Rapper Coolio has died of unknown causes at the age of 59, according to multiple reports, including one from TMZ and another from The Blast. Coolio, whose real name was Artis Ivey Jr., was reportedly found unresponsive in his Las Vegas home by his family on Wednesday morning (August 1).
Authorities who responded to the scene say that he’d passed away several hours earlier; no official cause of death has been announced as of yet. The singer is best known for his 1995 hit Gangsta’s Paradise, which reached No.
Who Was Coolio?
Rapper, rapper coolio, Rapper Coolio, rapper coolio died today of a suspected heart attack. He was born Artis Leon Ivey Jr. On August 1st, 1963 in Compton California. He is most well known for his hit singles Fantastic Voyage and Gangsta’s Paradise.
Coolio first came to prominence as a member of the group WC and the Maad Circle before releasing his successful solo career. His first album took only three weeks to go platinum which made him one of the rappers with the fastest rise in popularity ever.
How Did He Die?
In a press release, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed that rapper Coolio died of multiple organ failure. The cause of death is attributed to unknown drug use. Coolio, born Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was a rapper and actor who became famous in the 1990s.
He has also released many albums, with his most successful album being 1994’s Gangsta’s Paradise, which topped the charts in 13 countries. Coolio had been struggling with addiction for years before his death and in 2007 claimed to be sober after spending time in rehab.
He published a memoir titled From Gangster to God: My Life In Music two years ago which detailed how he wanted a new start without drugs or alcohol.
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