Legendary American rapper, Coolio, known for the iconic hit song ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’, has passed away on Wednesday at the age of 59.
Coolio Is Dead
The rapper’s longtime manager, Jarez Posey said the artist was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of a friend’s house in Los Angeles.
Posey, who worked with Coolio for more than 20 years, explained that the rapper went into his friend’s bathroom, but when he didn’t come out after a while, the friend kept calling for him, and eventually went in and found the artist laying on the floor.
Capt. Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed that firefighters and paramedics responded to a call on the 2900 block of South Chesapeake Ave. at 4 p.m. local time for reports of a medical emergency.
“When they arrived, they found an unresponsive male and performed resuscitation efforts for approximately 45 minutes. The patient was determined dead just before 5:00 p.m.,” Scott said.
A statement issued by the rapper’s talent manager Sheila Finegan said: “We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend and client, Coolio, who passed away this afternoon. He touched the world with the gift of his talent and will be missed profoundly.
“Thank you to everyone worldwide who has listened to his music and to everyone who has been reaching out regarding his passing. Please have Coolio’s loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.”
The exact cause of his death on Wednesday has not yet been revealed.
Coolio, a West Coast rapper whose gritty music and anthemic hits helped define hip-hop in the 1990s, started making music in the 1980s, but he cemented his place in hip-hop history when he recorded Gangsta’s Paradise in 1995.
KanyiDaily had also reported how another American rapper, PnB Rock died after being shot during a robbery at a restaurant in South Los Angeles.