Coolio cause of death: Age, Wife, Net worth, children


Law enforcement sources tell TMZ no drugs or drug paraphernalia were found at the scene of Coolio’s death. An autopsy and toxicology test will be used to determine an official cause of death.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … paramedics were called to a house in Los Angeles around 4 PM for a medical emergency and when they got there they pronounced Coolio dead.


We’re told police have opened a death investigation but as of right now there does not appear to be signs of foul play.

However, our sources say the coroner will make a final determination following an autopsy.


According to TMZ, Coolio passed away on Wednesday in Los Angeles.

The rapper who enjoyed great success in the 1990s went unexpectedly late on Wednesday after visiting a friend.

According to Coolio’s longtime manager, Jarez, the singer went to his buddy’s house to use the restroom, but when he didn’t return after some time, the friend began screaming for him. Eventually, the friend went inside and discovered Coolio lying on the floor.

Jarez informs us that the paramedics believe Coolio experienced cardiac arrest. It is reported that the friend called EMTs, who responded and declared Coolio dead at the scene. There has been no official determination on the cause of death.

Coolio, whose actual name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr., started out in the Los Angeles rap scene in the late 1980s, but he gained national attention in 1995 when he recorded “Gangsta’s Paradise” for the “Dangerous Minds” album.

The song reached #1 and stayed there for 3 weeks.

While ‘Paradise’ became his signature hit, Coolio had several others … including 1994’s “Fantastic Voyage” — which hit #3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 — as well as “1,2,3,4 (Sumpin’ New)” and “It’s All the Way Live (Now).”

Coolio was 59.

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