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Rap Legend Coolio Dead At 59

By The Big Magazine Staff

Hip Hop rapper Coolio passed away on Sept. 28, shocking fans and across the globe with his sudden death.

Rap legend Coolio dead at 59 by The Big Magazine

The Grammy-award winning artist died in his friend's bathroom in downtown Los Angeles, his manager told TMZ.

It’s reported that after he was in there for a long time, a friend went to check on him and when the “Gangsta’s Paradise” rapper didn’t respond, the friend went inside. Medics on the scene identified cardiac arrest as the likely cause of death for Coolio. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they found no drugs or drug paraphernalia at the scene of the L.A. native’s death.

The friend reportedly found Coolio unconscious on the floor. Capt. Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed to CNN that firefighters and paramedics responded to a call on the 2900 block of South Chesapeake Ave. at 4 p.m. for reports of a medical emergency on Sept. 28. When crews arrived, they found an unresponsive male and performed “resuscitation efforts for approximately 45 minutes.”

The patient “was determined dead just before 5:00 p.m.,” Scott said.

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