Coolio shot to fame with his albums “It Takes a Thief,” “Gangsta’s Paradise,” and “My Soul” during the nineties. The rapper sold 17 million records worldwide during his iconic career. He breathed his last today, and the rap world is in mourning.

According to TMZ, Coolio passed away in Los Angeles on Wednesday. He was 59 years old at the time of death. The West Coast rap legend was visiting a friend late Wednesday afternoon when he passed away.

“Coolio’s longtime manager, Jarez, says Coolio went to the bathroom at his friend’s house, but when he didn’t come after a while … the friend kept calling for him, and eventually went in and found Coolio laying on the floor.

“We’re told the friend called EMTs, who arrived and pronounced Coolio dead on the scene — and Jarez tells us the paramedics suspect he suffered cardiac arrest. An official cause of death has not been determined.”

Coolio achieved mainstream success following the release of “Gangsta’s Paradise” in 1995. The iconic rapper lent his voice to “The Points,” a hit song from 1995’s “Panther” film. “The Points” featured fellow rapper Notorious B.I.G as well.

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