90s Hip Hop star, Coolio, passed away today at the age of 59. According to reports, he was at a friend’s house in Los Angeles this afternoon, when he went to the bathroom but never returned. His friend called to him, but he did not answer.
When the friend checked on him, Coolio was on the floor. The paramedics were called, but he was pronounced dead upon their arrival. No foul play was discovered, and the EMTs suspected that he died of cardiac arrest. An official report on how he passed is not yet available. The coroner is waiting for the autopsy to make the final determination. Please keep his friend and family in your prayers.
Coolio rose to fame, when he released a string of chart topping hits during the 90s. If you’re like us, you can probably recite all the words to his most famous hit of all, “Gangsta’s Paradise.” It was played on every radio station in 1995, and was one of those hits everyone knows. It was the lead single from the soundtrack of the film “Dangerous Minds,” which starred Michelle Pfeiffer. In fact, scenes from the movie were played in the music video, and Pfeiffer makes a starring appearance in it, as well.
Michelle Pfeiffer posted the following message in a post on Instagram:
“Heartbroken to hear of the passing of the gifted artist @coolio. A life cut entirely too short. As some of you may know I was lucky enough to work with him on Dangerous Minds in 1995. He won a Grammy for his brilliant song on the soundtrack – which I think was the reason our film saw so much success. I remember him being nothing but gracious. 30 years later I still get chills when I hear the song. Sending love and light to his family. Rest in Power, Artis Leon Ivey Jr. ❤️”
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