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Coolio; American ‘Gangster Paradise’ Rapper, Is Dead

by Newstimesafrica


Popular American gangster rapper, Artis Leon Ivey Jr., better known as Coolio is dead.

The news of his death was announced by his friend and manager Jarez Posey.

Coolio, the ’90s rapper who topped the global music chart with his hit single, ‘Gangster Paradise’ died in Los Angeles at the age of 50 on Wednesday afternoon.

According to CNN firefighters and paramedics responded to a call on the 2900 block of South Chesapeake Ave. at 4 p.m. local time for reports of a medical emergency. When they arrived, they found an unresponsive male and performed “resuscitation efforts for approximately 45 minutes.”


The patient determined dead just before 5:00 p.m.

Immediate cause of death is yet to be made available.




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