Gangsta’s Paradise rapper Coolio dead at 59

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BREAKING: American rapper Coolio has died in Los Angeles. 7NEWS at 6pm | #7NEWS

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BREAKING: American rapper Coolio has died in Los Angeles. 7NEWS at 6pm | 7NEWS

A friend of the star made the alarming discovery after the rapper went to the bathroom.

.For Gangsta’s Paradise, he won the Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Video at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1996.He was nominated for five other Grammys.Gangsta’s Paradise hit number one worldwide, staying at the top spot in Australia for 14 weeks.

In the US, the song was the best-selling single of 1995.Rapper Coolio wins a Grammy in 1996.Credit:/Getty ImagesIt opens with the haunting lyrics: “As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I take a look at my life and realise there’s not much left, ‘cause I’ve been blastin’ and laughin’ so long, that even my mama thinks that my mind is gone.”

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Coolio found dead aged 59 in a friend's bathroom, his manager tells US mediaCoolio, the rapper who achieved enormous success in the 1990s, dies aged 59, US media reports.

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Coolio found dead aged 59 in a friend's bathroom, his manager tells US mediaCoolio, the rapper who achieved enormous success in the 1990s, dies aged 59, US media reports.

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For Gangsta’s Paradise, he won the Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Video at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1996. He was nominated for five other Grammys.au/news/coolio-is-dead-aged-59-bathroom-la-manager-says/101485810 Copy link Share Coolio — the rapper who achieved enormous success in the 1990s — has died aged 59, his manager has told US media. Gangsta’s Paradise hit number one worldwide, staying at the top spot in Australia for 14 weeks. The 19-year-old died after Constable Zachary Rolfe shot him three times during an attempted arrest in Yuendumu, northwest of Alice Springs on November 9, 2019. In the US, the song was the best-selling single of 1995. The cause is not immediately clear. Rapper Coolio wins a Grammy in 1996. Mr Posey told multiple outlets Coolio was found dead in the bathroom of a friend's home in Los Angeles on Wednesday local time.

Credit: / Getty Images It opens with the haunting lyrics: “As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I take a look at my life and realise there’s not much left, ‘cause I’ve been blastin’ and laughin’ so long, that even my mama thinks that my mind is gone. The rapper who, whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr, was among hip-hop's biggest names of the 1990s, with hits including Gangsta's Paradise and Fantastic Voyage. (9News) The Alice Springs inquest into the Warlpiri man's death heard on Monday Rolfe sent and received a series of text messages in the months before the shooting referring to Aboriginal people as "bush c--ns", "n---ers" and "grubby f---s".” The rapper was also an actor, appearing in films including Batman & Robin, Judgement Day and The Big Help. He went on to release a reality TV show series called Cookin With Coolio and later Coolio’s Rules. The track sampled Stevie Wonder's 1976 song Pastime Paradise. Coolio leaves behind ten children, four from his marriage to ex-wife Josefa Salinas and six from other relationships. READ MORE: A supplied image obtained on Thursday, November 14, 2019, of 19-year-old Indigenous man Kumanjayi Walker, shot dead by police in Yuendumu in Central Australia on Saturday, November 9. For more engaging celebrity content, visit 7Life on . Born in Monessen, Pennsylvania, south of Pittsburgh, Coolio moved to Compton, California, where he went to community college. Born in Monessen, Pennsylvania, south of Pittsburgh, Coolio moved to Compton, California, where he went to community college.