Grammy-winning rapper Coolio died on Wednesday after being found unresponsive at a friend’s Los Angeles home, the New York Times reported. He was 59. He was famous for his hit song Gangsta’s Paradise on the soundtrack of the Michelle Pfeiffer film, Dangerous Minds – was visiting a friend on Wednesday afternoon when he was found dead according to TMZ. Coolio was found unresponsive on a bathroom floor, with the paramedics – who were called to the scene around around 4 PM – suspecting he suffered a cardiac arrest, according to the star’s longtime manager, Jarez.
Pfeiffer, 64, lead tributes to the rapper, sharing the music video for Coolio’s smash hit Gangsta’s Paradise, from their iconic 1995 film Dangerous Minds. ‘Heartbroken to hear of the passing of the gifted artist @coolio. A life cut entirely too short,’ she wrote
The musician , 59 years old, was visiting a friend on Wednesday afternoon when he was found dead according to TMZ. The star’s manager, Jarez, shared that Coolio was found unresponsive on a bathroom floor, with the paramedics suspecting he suffered a cardiac arrest
The publication reported that the EMTs pronounced Coolio dead on the scene. An official cause of death has not been determined
Additionally, law enforcement sources shared that ‘no drugs or drug paraphernalia were found at the scene of Coolio’s death’ and that ‘an autopsy and toxicology test will be used to determine an official cause of death’
The police have reportedly opened a death investigation but there does not appear to be signs of foul play now, and the coroner is expected to make a final determination after the autopsy
Coolio is survived by his six children and ex-wife, Josefa Salinas, whom he married in 1996. The former couple split four years later