Grammy Award winning rapper Coolio passes away

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Grammy winning rapper Coolio Death has passed away. He was 59 years old. However, the reasons for his death could not be ascertained. Coolio is known for Gangsta’s Paradise and Fantastic Voyage. Coolio’s death was informed by his longtime manager Jerez Posey. Coolio died at a friend’s house in Los Angeles. Coolio won a Grammy for Best Solo Rap for Gangsta’s Paradise. Due to the departure of Coolio, a wave of mourning has run among his fans.

Coolio’s real name was Artis Leon Ive Jr. Coolio’s manager told TMZ that he was found lying in a mess in the bathroom of a friend’s house on Wednesday afternoon. Coolio gained global fame in 1995 when he sang Gangsta’s Paradise for the soundtrack of the film Dangerous Minds. Coolio received a Grammy Award for this song the following year.

Apart from this, Coolio also sang many other raps which were nominated for Grammy. He received five other Grammy nominations during a career that began in the late 1980s. He was born in Monsen, Pennsylvania, south of Pittsburgh. Coolio then moved to California where he attended Community College.

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Coolio himself worked as a volunteer firefighter before singing hip-hop and rap. He also worked in airport security.

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