Coolio Found Dead at Age 59

Coolio Found Dead at Age 59 appeared first on Consequences. Coolio, the rapper best known for his chart-topping single "Gangsta's Heaven," has died at the age of 59, according to TMZ.

TMZ reports that Coolio died from cardiac arrest on Wednesday.  At the time of his death, he was at a friend’s house, his manager said. After the rapper went to the bathroom and never returned, his body was found laying on the floor.

Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. Released in 1995, the Stevie Wonder-sampling, L.V.-featuring "Gangsta's Paradise" was an ominous yet infectious document of gangster life,

Coolio is born Artis Leon Ivey Jr. on August 1st, 1963. After moving from Monessen, Pennsylvania to Compton,

California, he came up in the West Coast rap scene of the 1980s and '90s, releasing his first single, “Whatcha Gonna Do?”, in 1987.

The same year, he released his solo debut, It Takes a Thief, home to the platinum single Fantastic Voyage.

“Gangsta’s Paradise” arrived in 1995 and became one of hip-hop’s rawest, most ending singles.

Just two weeks before his death, Coolio performed at the 2022 edition of Riot Fest in Chicago.