Celebrities have mourned the death of American Rapper, Artis Leon Ivey Jr., known professionally as Coolio, who died at the age of 59.
According to BBC, the US rapper, who achieved huge success in the 90s died shortly after he was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of a friend’s house in Los Angeles.
Although, the cause of death is yet to be ascertained, but his longtime manager, Jarez Posey, who first reported the news, said that paramedics believed the artist may have had a cardiac arrest.
Coolio, won a Grammy for ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’, which was part of the soundtrack for the movie ‘Dangerous Minds’ starring Michelle Pfeiffer.
With his career spanning over four decades, Coolio recorded eight studio albums and won an American Music Award and three MTV Video Music Awards.
Coolio’s sudden death has shocked some US musical icons, such as Snoop Dogg, MC Hammer and Ice Cube who shared their grieves about his passing away.
MC Hammer described Coolio as, “one of the nicest dudes I’ve known”.
Snoop Dogg referenced Coolio’s world-famous track in his own tribute, writing: “Gangstas paradise. RIP”.
“This is sad news. I witnessed first hand this man’s grind to the top of the industry,” fellow rapper and actor Ice Cube said.