Artis Leon Ivey Jr, better known as Coolio, was an American rapper, record producer, and actor who passed away at the age of 59. Let’s see how did he die, what happened, and what was Rapper Coolio Cause of Death.
How did Rapper Coolio die?
Coolio passed away on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
The rapper who rose to fame in the 1990s was visiting a buddy late Wednesday afternoon when he died.
According to Coolio’s longtime manager, Jarez, Coolio went to his friend’s house to use the restroom, but when he didn’t return after a while… the friend kept screaming for him, and ultimately went in and found Coolio resting on the floor.
Rapper Coolio Cause of Death
Paramedics were called to a house in Los Angeles at 4 p.m. for a medical emergency, and when they arrived, Coolio had died.
According to authorities, a death investigation has been launched, although there are no indications of foul play at this time. However, according to our sources, the coroner will make a final conclusion after an autopsy.
According to law enforcement officials, no narcotics or drug paraphernalia were discovered at Coolio’s death scene. To determine the official cause of death, an autopsy and toxicology tests will be performed.
What happened to Rapper Coolio?
The Grammy Award winner died abruptly while visiting a friend on Wednesday, September 28, according to his longtime manager Jarez Posey, who contacted TMZ and Rolling Stone hours later.
According to TMZ, the late rapper’s companion became concerned after the late rapper went to the bathroom and was out of commission for an extended amount of time. The anonymous companion ultimately stepped in and found Coolio laying on the floor after the music legend didn’t reply to his name being shouted.
An ambulance was dispatched, and the “C U When U Get There” singer was pronounced dead at the site by EMTs. According to Posey, the paramedics believe Coolio died as a result of a heart attack. The cause of death has yet to be identified.
Who is Rapper Coolio?
Coolio, born Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was an American rapper, record producer, and actor. Coolio earned mainstream popularity with his albums It Takes a Thief (1994), Gangsta’s Paradise (1995), and My Soul (1996) in the mid-to-late 1990s (1997).
Coolio has published records independently since 1996 and has also become a chef, creating a web series titled Cookin’ with Coolio and publishing a cookbook. Ivey rose to prominence as a part of the Gangsta rap group WC and the Maad Circle, alongside WC and Crazy Toones.
Rapper Coolio Early life
Artis Leon Ivey Jr. was born in Monessen, Pennsylvania on August 1, 1963, and eventually moved to Compton, California. Before becoming a rapper, he worked in professions such as volunteer firefighting and security at Los Angeles International Airport after completing Compton Community College.
Rapper Coolio Musicial Career
In 1987, Coolio released his first song, “Whatcha Gonna Do?”  In 1988, he also recorded “What Makes You Dance” with Nu-Skool. Coolio forged ties in the Los Angeles rap scene and ended up joining the group WC and the Maad Circle, founded by rapper WC, in 1991. He is listed as a co-writer on the group’s debut album Ain’t a Damn Thing Changed, including the hit “Dress Code.”
Coolio signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1994 and released his debut solo album It Takes a Thief. Coolio released “Gangsta’s Paradise” for the film Dangerous Minds in 1995, featuring R&B artist L.V.
The song earned Coolio a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 1996 Grammy Awards. The title tune incorporates the chorus and music from Stevie Wonder’s song “Pastime Paradise,” which was recorded over 20 years earlier on Wonder’s album Songs in the Key of Life.
Falling in Reverse covered “Gangsta’s Paradise” for “Punk Goes 90’s” in 2014, with Coolio making an appearance in the music video. Coolio participated on the Red Hot Organization’s compilation album America Is Dying Slowly in 1996, alongside Biz Markie, Wu-Tang Clan, and Fat Joe, among many other notable hip-hop musicians.
Coolio was a contestant on Comeback – Die große Chance, a German talent competition featuring musicians hoping to make a comeback, in 2004.
Coolio appeared as a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother in 2009.
Coolio appeared on ABC’s Greatest Hits in July 2016.
Coolio appeared as a guest star in the 2014 episode “Gangsta’s Paradise” of the Adult Swim sitcom Black Jesus.
Rapper Coolio Personal Life
From 1996 to 2000, Coolio was married to Josefa Salinas. They had four children: daughters Artisha, Brandi, and Jackie, as well as son Artis, who appeared alongside him in the 2008 reality series Coolio’s Rules.
In July 2008, the organisation Environmental Justice and Climate Change hired Coolio and jazz saxophonist Jarez as spokespersons to teach students at historically black colleges and institutions about global warming. Coolio was an Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America spokesperson. He stated that he and his children suffer from asthma. As a child, he was hospitalised multiple times owing to asthma issues.
Coolio was the Democratic presidential running mate for pornographic star Cherie DeVille in 2020.
Is Rapper Coolio have Legal issues?
Coolio was sentenced to six months probation and a $17,000 fine in 1998 by a court in Böblingen, near Stuttgart, after being found guilty of being an accessory to robbery and causing physical harm.
Coolio and members of his crew were arrested in 2016 at Los Angeles International Airport for possessing a loaded weapon inside a bookbag. The Transportation Security Administration spotted the luggage as the group sought to pass through a security checkpoint.
Coolio was denied entrance into Singapore after landing at Changi International Airport in 2017. Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority declined to comment on the denial, citing confidentiality concerns.
Rapper Coolio’s Awards and Achievements
Coolio’s 1995 single “Gangsta’s Paradise” won multiple honours, including Best Rap Solo Performance at the Grammys and Best Rap Video and Video from a Film at the MTV Video Music Awards. Coolio has won multiple honours, including Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist at the 1996 American Music Awards.
Coolio was nominated for three Grammy Awards in 1997: Best Rap Album for Gangsta’s Paradise, Best Rap Solo Performance for “1, 2, 3, 4,” and Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for “Stomp.” Coolio has won five awards out of fourteen nominations.
The American Music Awards are an annual awards show founded in 1973 by Dick Clark. Coolio has won one award out of two nominations.
The Grammy Awards are given out yearly by the United States’ National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Coolio has won one award out of six nominations.
The MTV Video Music Awards are an annual awards show hosted by MTV that began in 1984. Coolio has won three awards out of six nominations.
Tribute to Rapper Coolio
World Music Awards said,
Grammy winning Rapper #Coolio, who hit the top of the charts worldwide with his amazing hit “Gangsta’s Paradise”, passes away at just 59 years old… Our prayers go to Coolio’s family and loved ones.
Coolio was an iconic rapper. I’ll always remember him especially for his delivery of the Kenan and Kel theme song which one of the catchiest theme songs in television history. He also did “Gangsta’s Paradise,” + many more. We’ll Miss You. Rest In Peace.
Eric Alper said,
Coolio, the rapper who was behind the Grammy Award-winning hit single “Gangsta’s Paradise”, as well as other singles “Fantastic Voyage”, “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New)”, and “C U When U Get There”, has died at age 59.
Jeff Benjamin said,
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