Coolio dead at 59, suspected cause of death revealed

Coolio is dead, the rapper’s rep confirmed. The “Gangsta’s Paradise” artist was 59.

The Grammy Award winner (born Artis Leon Ivey Jr.) was visiting a friend on Wednesday, Sept. 28, when he died suddenly, his longtime manager Jarez Posey told TMZ and Rolling stones hours later.

Coolio went to the bathroom, Posey revealed to TMZ, and his friend became concerned when the rapper was indisposed for an extended period of time and did not respond to his name being called. The unidentified friend eventually went inside and found Coolio lying on the floor.

An ambulance was called and EMTs pronounced the “CU When U Get There” artist dead at the scene. Posey said paramedics believe Coolio went into cardiac arrest, which they suspect is the cause of his death. An official cause of death has not yet been determined.

Coolio was married to Josefa Salinas from 1996 to 2000. They shared four children, daughters Artisha, Brandi, Jackie, and son Artis, who starred with him in the 2008 reality series Coolio’s Rules.

Coolio released eight solo studio albums between 1994 and 2009. He also became a movie star and performed in the 1997s Batman and Robin opposite George Clooney like the dark knight Get over it with Kirsten Dunst in 2001 and Ben Affleckin 2003 daredevil movie. He also hit the small screen with memorable performances Sabrina the teenage witch, Nurse, The charm and Teachers.

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