Coolio, American rap artist who was famous in the 90s, has died at age 59.
Stars such as Michelle Pfeiffer and Snoop Dogg have been paying tribute to the rapper whose real name is Artis Leon.
Coolio was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of a friend’s LA house, his manager Jarez Posey told US media.
He won a Grammy for the 1995 track Gangsta’s Paradise, which led the soundtrack for Dangerous Minds.
The rapper who achieved enormous success in the 90s was visiting a friend late Wednesday afternoon when he passed away.
Coolio’s longtime manager, Jarez, said Coolio went to the bathroom at his friend’s house, but when he didn’t come out after a while … the friend kept calling for him, and eventually went in and found Coolio laying on the floor.