Coolio Dead

The 'Gangsta's Paradise' musician Coolio has Dead at the age of 59.

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a rapper who had songs including "Gangsta's Paradise" and "Fantastic Voyage," passed away recently.

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According to his profile on his website, Coolio spent his formative years in Compton, California. 

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The rapper, whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr., is said to have been found dead on the floor at a friend’s house  

The rapper released a total of eight albums, But after the release of CU When U Get There in 1997 there were no big hits. 

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Coolio has been convicted several times for possession of weapons, among other things. That last happened six years ago.

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Coolio Dead at 59

American rapper Coolio died on Wednesday at the age of 59, late his manager and close friend Jarez Posey CNN know.  

In 1996 Coolio received for Gangsta’s Paradise the Grammy for best solo performance in the rap category. 

The song followed a year later Gangsta’s Paradise on the album of the same name. The single became a worldwide number 1 hit. 

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