Coolio is useless, the rapper’s rep confirmed. The “Gangsta’s Paradise” artist was 59.
The Grammy Award winner (born Artis Leon Ivey Jr.) was visiting a good friend on Wednesday, September 28, when he out of the blue died, his longtime supervisor Jarez Posey advised TMZ and Rolling Stone hours later.
Coolio went to the toilet, Posey revealed to TMZ, and his good friend grew involved when the rapper was indisposed for an prolonged time frame and didn’t reply to his identify being known as. The unidentified good friend ultimately went in and located Coolio laying on the ground.
An ambulance was known as and EMTs pronounced the “C U When U Get There” performer useless on the scene. Posey stated the paramedics consider Coolio went into cardiac arrest, which they think is his reason behind loss of life. An official reason behind loss of life has but to be decided.
Coolio was married to Josefa Salinas from 1996 to 2000. They shared 4 youngsters, daughters Artisha, Brandi, Jackie and son Artis, who costarred with him on the 2008 actuality collection Coolio’s Rules.
Coolio launched eight solo studio albums between 1994 and 2009. He additionally turned a film star, showing in 1997’s Batman & Robin reverse George Clooney because the Dark Knight, Get Over It with Kirsten Dunst in 2001 and Ben Affleck‘s 2003 Daredevil film. He additionally hit the small display, with memorable appearances on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Nanny, Charmed and Teachers.