Coolio, Grammy-Winning ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ Rapper, Dies at 59

Portrait of American rapper, actor and producer Coolio (Artis Ivey), Amsterdam, Netherlands 3rd November 1995. (Photo by Paul Bergen/Redferns)
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Iconic Grammy-winning rapper Coolio, most famous for his hit song “Gangstas Paradise,” died on Wednesday while visiting his friend in Los Angeles.

According to TMZ, Coolio, real name Artis Leon Ivey Jr., went into the bathroom at his friend’s house and did not come out until he was found dead lying on the floor.


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