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US rapper Coolio dies

US rapper Coolio dies

Coolio, the American rapper among hip hop’s biggest names during the 1990s with hits including Gangsta’s Paradise and Fantastic Voyage, has died at age 59.

The artiste died at the Los Angeles home of a friend on Wednesday afternoon, said longtime manager Jarez Posey, report agencies. 

The cause of death was not immediately clear.

Coolio won a Grammy award for best solo rap performance for Gangsta’s Paradise, the 1995 hit from the soundtrack of the film, Dangerous Minds, in which Michelle Pfeiffer starred, which sampled Stevie Wonder’s 1976 song Pastime Paradise and was played constantly on MTV. 

Over his career, Coolio sold more than 17 million records, according to his website. Coolio also has a special place in the hearts of some Millennials for his work on the theme song for the popular Nickelodeon TV series ‘Kenan and Kel’.