Rapper Coolio died on Wednesday at age 59, according to TMZ.
Coolio’s longtime manager, Jarez, told the outlet that the rapper was at a friend’s home in Los Angeles when he excused himself to go to the bathroom.When he didn’t return after a reasonable amount of time, the friend reportedly called out to him — but didn’t get a response.
Worried, the friend went into the bathroom and discovered Coolio — whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr. — on the floor. The paramedics were called immediately.
Following a suspected cardiac arrest, Coolio was pronounced dead at the scene. However, the official cause of death is still pending.
The rapper, who began his career back in the 80s, rose to fame in 1995 after the release of “Gangsta’s Paradise,” which was featured in the movie “Dangerous Minds.
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