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Coolio passes away at 59

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  1. JohnnyTheFox

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    'Gangsta's Paradise' rapper Coolio dead at age 59 (yahoo.com)

    Coolio, known for massive 1990s hip-hop hits like “Fantastic Voyage,” “C U When U Get There,” “1,2,3,4 (Sumpin' New)” and the Dangerous Minds movie theme “Gangsta’s Paradise,” has died of a suspected cardiac arrest, according to TMZ. He was 59 years old. The West Coast rapper, whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr., is survived by his six children.

    Just heard the news and am somewhat in shock, 59 is way to young to check out of the game. RIP.
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  2. Pass2Run

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    Wow, terrible news. Rest in peace, Coolio.
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  3. John813

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    Oh damn. Didn’t realize he was relatively young
  4. SlammedZero

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    RIP Coolio!! I remember when Gangsta's Paradise dropped in high school. That track was a massive hit. Everybody was leaving school blasting that track.
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    RIP Coolio. Cool vid with a hot Michelle Pfeiffer…

  7. DallasEast

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    Rest in peace Sir Coolio a.k.a. Artis Leon Ivey, Jr.

    August 1, 1963 ~ September 28, 2022

    Dangerous Minds star Michelle Pfeiffer honors Coolio after 'Gangsta's Paradise' rapper's death: 'Heartbroken'
    By Emlyn Travis | Entertainment Weekly
    September 29, 2022

    Michelle Pfeiffer is honoring "gifted artist" Coolio, whose hit single "Gangsta's Paradise" was featured on the soundtrack to her 1995 film Dangerous Minds, after the rapper's death on Wednesday.

    "Heartbroken to hear of the passing of the gifted artist @coolio," Pfeiffer wrote on Instagram. "A life cut entirely too short."

    Alongside her tribute, Pfeiffer also shared a clip from the music video for "Gangsta's Paradise," which features the actress sitting in a chair in front of Coolio (real name: Artis Leon Ivey Jr.) as he raps the Grammy-winning single as scenes flash from the film.

    "As some of you may know, I was lucky enough to work with him on Dangerous Minds in 1995," Pfeiffer wrote. "He won a Grammy for his brilliant song on the soundtrack — which I think was the reason our film saw so much success. I remember him being nothing but gracious."

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  8. VaqueroTD

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    Probably one of the all-time rapper nick names.
  9. Ranched

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    R.I.P Coolio. I'm sure Biggie & Tupac welcomed you with open arms at Heavens gates. You were the Coolest of the Cools. [​IMG]
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    Sad news. RIP Coolio.
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  11. Runwildboys

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    I actually bought the CD of the Grammy winners that year, just because of Gangsta's Paradise. Possibly the first rap song that ever really loved. R.I.P., Coolio - and thank you!

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