Rapper Coolio, known for genre-defining songs that include “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” died Wednesday night in Los Angeles at 59.
The rapper reportedly died by cardiac arrest at a friend’s house.
Throughout his career, Coolio achieved many awards that include a Grammy for best solo rap performance for “Gangsta’s Paradise,” and was additionally nominated for 5 other Grammys.
Many artists in the music industry expressed sadness and grief over Coolio’s passing, which include Ice Cube, Questlove, and Flavor Flav.
— Ice Cube (@icecube) September 29, 2022
— Dr. Love (@questlove) September 29, 2022
REST IN GANGSTA’S PARADISE MY FRIEND https://t.co/kS1zz35xWX
— FLAVOR FLAV (@FlavorFlav) September 29, 2022
Coolio’s journey to the top of the industry will forever be solidified and remembered.