American rapper Coolio dies aged 59


The representative of the singer of the success “Gangster’s Paradise” explained that the paramedics believe that he died of cardiac arrest

Coolio, the Grammy-winning rapper whose biggest hit was “Gangster’s Paradise,” the single that made him internationally famous, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 59.

The beloved artist was visiting a friend in Los Angeles and went to the bathroom but couldn’t get out, TMZ newspaper reported and collected by DPA.

When the friend went to check on Coolio, he found him unconscious on the ground, according to the aforementioned diary. Emergency services pronounced him dead at the scene.

Coolio’s cause of death remains unclear, but his representative has explained that paramedics believe he died of cardiac arrest.

Coolio, whose official name was Artis Ivey Junior, rose in the Los Angeles rap scene in the 1980s, but became a national name with the No. 1 hit “Gangster’s Paradise” in 1995, the agency said.

The success of that single and the album of the same name allowed him to build a broad career with three more top 40 hits and two songs on the soundtrack of ‘Space Jam’.

Coolio has also translated his fame into dozens of movie roles, including an appearance in the 1997 film ‘Batman & Robin’, starring George Clooney.

Source: La Verdad


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