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Rapper Coolio ("Gangsta's Paradise") passed away at the age of 59 - voila! culture

2022-09-29T05:18:04.559Z

The American musician, who broke out in the mid-1990s, left behind six children. His huge hit, which was included in the soundtrack of the movie "Calculated Risk", was the best-selling single in 1995



Rapper Coolio ("Gangsta's Paradise") passed away at the age of 59

The American musician, who broke out in the mid-1990s, left behind six children.

His huge hit, which was included in the soundtrack of the movie "Calculated Risk" with Michelle Pfeiffer, was the best-selling single in 1995. The circumstances of his death have not yet been clarified

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09/29/2022

Thursday, September 29, 2022, 04:31 Updated: 08:01

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The circumstances of his death have not yet been clarified.

Coolio (Photo: GettyImages, JM International)

American rapper Artis Leon Ivy Jr., known by the stage name Coolio, who became famous in the 1990s thanks to hits such as "Gangsta's Paradise", "Fantastic Voyage" and "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)", passed away at the age of 59 - This was announced today (Thursday) by its manager, Jarez Pozzi.

In a conversation with CNN, Posey said that Coolio passed away in Los Angeles, but the circumstances of the death have not yet been clarified.



Coolio, originally from Compton, California, began his career in the 1980s as a member of WC and the Maad Circle, but broke out as a solo artist after leaving on his debut album, It Takes a Thief, released in 1994.

As mentioned, his huge hit is "Gangsta's Paradise", which he performed together with the singer LV. The song, based on Stevie Wonder's "Pastime Paradise", was included in the soundtrack of the movie "Calculated Risk" starring Michelle Pfeiffer and became the best-selling single in 1995. Coolio even won a Grammy the following year.



Aside from music, Coolio developed a side career as a chef and cookbook writer.

He left behind 6 children.

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