On Wednesday the 28th, rapper Coolio died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 59. So far, the reports suggest that the cause of his death was a heart attack, after he was found dead on the bathroom floor of a friend’s house.

In 1994 Coolio -whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey– gained fame with the song “Fantastic voyage”; however, it was the following year that he achieved the greatest success of his career, “Gangsta’s paradise” which he performed together with the singer L.V. and what was the theme of the tape “Dangerous minds” starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

The song occupied the first place of the Hot 100 of Billboard and was considered the number 1 of 1995.

In the following years the fame of Coolio dwindled, but his reputation as a rap star made him highly respected among rap artists. He acted in several television programs and distinguished himself by incorporating into his themes samples or fragments of other songs whose melodies made them accessible and danceable.

He never stopped working, and until a few weeks ago he had presentations both in the United States and in some European countries.

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