By René Garzke and Sibel Topgüloglu
The US rapper Coolio is dead! He died in Los Angeles on Wednesday at the age of 59. This is reported by the “TMZ” portal and the broadcaster CNN, citing the musician’s manager.
The musician was visiting a friend when he passed away, manager Jarez Posey said. Accordingly, Coolio went to the toilet there – but did not come back. Then his friend found him lying on the ground.
An emergency doctor who was called declared Coolio dead on the spot. According to the report, the paramedics suspect that he suffered a cardiac arrest. An official cause of death has not yet been announced.
With his song “Gangsta’s Paradise” to the film “Dangerous Minds”, Artis Leon Ivey Jr., as Coolio was called, made it a world hit in 1995. The song won him a Grammy for Best Solo Rap Performance.
Two and a half months ago, the song broke the one billion views mark on YouTube.