Rapper Coolio dies at 59 of cardiac arrest

the rapper Artis Leon Ivey Jr.known as coolie, He passed away this Thursday at the age of 59; he was found died at a friend’s house in Los Angeles after suffering from a apparent cardiac arrest.

One of the pioneers in the rap movement in the United States and in Hollywood, he was widely known for his song “Gangsta’s Paradise”, which was part of the soundtrack of the film “Dangerous minds” starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

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Coolio had just a few days ago his last musical presentation when he showed up at TexasUnited States, the past 24th September.

The death of Coolio

Jarezmanager of coolieinformed the media that the singer’s body was found near the 4:00 p.m. on September 28 in the bathroom floor at one of his friend’s house in The Angels.

Although the medical services went to the residence, they explained that he was already lifeless at show signs of apparent cardiac arrestfor which he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of death is unclear, so the police have already opened an investigation to find out what happened to the rapper. In first reports, authorities would not have found the presence of drugs or other chemicals that could cause cardiac arrest.

It will be through an autopsy and after a thorough review of the scene when the causes of death are revealed, a police source told TMZ.

after having a great popularity in the 90s, coolie focused more on making small presentations Already other projects as his taste for the kitchen to have your own cookbook by name “Cookin’ with Coolio” Already small appearances as an actor both in series and in movies.

Regarding his presentations in this month of September, he had already been part of the billboard of the RiotFest 2022 Made in Chicago last September 18. While his last presentation on a stage was the past September 24 in Texas.

On a personal level, he was married to Josefa Salinas whom he married in 1996 and ended up separating at the beginning of 2000. Besides having six children.

As for his stage name, coolie was a nickname he had as a child thanks to his mother who at the time was Miss Compton and was compared to Julia Mollerso the combination of factors led him to be named Coolio.

Coolio and his hit “Gangsta’s Paradise”

In nineteen ninety five the Coolio’s career took off thanks to the songGangsta’s Paradise”, which became the greatest success of his life and was used for the soundtrack of the tape ”Dangerous minds”.

the song is found inspired by the melody of “Pastime Paradise” by Stevie Wonderwho got angry the first time he heard Coolio’s rap because he hates profanity.

Gangsta’s Paradise” was not planned as a possible success and even the label Tommy Boy Records they didn’t have much faith in her. But, the results were totally different from reach number one on the charts in the United States and the United Kingdom to the sell over six million copies worldwidein addition to making win the rapper a grammy award for the best rap performance as a solo artist.

For the video of the song it was decided to invite michelle pfeiffer to repeat the role she performs in the film, to which she accepted. For coolie became another great success be a well remembered video and award winner Best Hip-Hop Video at the awards MTV Video Music Awards.

Originally posted on The Sun of Puebla

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Rapper Coolio dies at 59 of cardiac arrest