US rapper Coolio, who is best known for the chart-topping 1995 song Gangsta’s Paradise, passed away in Los Angeles on Wednesday, his manager said. He was 59.
The rapper, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr, passed away at a friend’s house, his longtime manager, Jarez Posey, told the Associated Press. The cause of his death wasn’t immediately provided.
Coolio’s manager told TMZ that he was found unresponsive in the bathroom of a friend’s house on Wednesday afternoon.