American rapper Coolio, known in particular for the hit “Gangsta’s Paradise”, has died at the age of 59.
A legendary name in American rap has passed away. Coolio, rapper of cult song “Gangsta’s Paradise”, died at the age of 59, his manager announced on Wednesday.
According to the American people site TMZ, Coolio was visiting a friend in Los Angeles when he was discovered unconscious in the latter’s bathroom. Alerted, the emergency services were unable to resuscitate him.
The police said they did not find any drugs on the spot, specifying that an autopsy and toxicological tests make it possible to discover the causes of death.
Coolio, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr, emerged in the Californian rap scene in the late 80s. But it was not until 1995 that he achieved worldwide success with the title “Gangsta’s Paradise”. , from the soundtrack of the film “Rebellious Spirits” with Michelle Pfeiffer.
The tube had also earned him a Grammy Award the following year.