West Coast legend Coolio has died aged 59, manager confirms

Coolio has died at the age of 59.

The rapper’s longtime manager, Jarez, confirmed the news to TMZ on Wednesday, just hours after Coolio was pronounced dead. Jarez told the outlet that Coolio was at a friend’s home in Los Angeles when he got up to use the bathroom. After the friend noticed that Coolio had not returned within a reasonable amount of time, he began calling the rapper but failed to get a response. The friend then went to the bathroom and found Coolio on the floor.

According to TMZ, the friend immediately called emergency personnel, who arrived at the home shortly after. Coolio – born Artis Leon Ivey Jr. – was pronounced dead at the scene.

Although officials have yet to confirm a cause of death, Jarez said EMTs suspect he died of cardiac arrest.

This story is being updated.

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