Rapper Coolio dies at 59

Rapper Coolio dies at 59


According to several media, Artis Leon Ivey Jr., better known as Coolio, died Wednesday at a friend's house in Los Angeles. 

The 59-year-old was reportedly in the bathroom and after a while his friend went to check, worrying that he was missing. He would have found Coolio lying on the ground. Paramedics were called and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

It was the rapper's manager who confirmed the news. 

Having worked in the rap scene of L.A. in the late 80s, it was in 1995 that Coolio was discovered by the general public thanks to his monster hit Gangsta's Paradise.