Coolio recently passed away at the age of 59. His death shocked the world, as he is considered as one of the legends in the realm of hip-hop and rap. He died while he was at the home of a friend in downtown Los Angeles. It seems fans of Futurama will be able to see new content from the rapper’s character once again.
TMZ spoke with the executive producer of the show, David X. Cohen. He expressed his shock at the news of Coolio’s passing. Nobody expected it because the rapper had already recorded his lines for the animated series mere weeks ago.
Coolio was one of my favorite guests. He was always totally upbeat and genuinely enjoyed coming in to record as his character Kwanzaa-bot.
Coolio started appearing in the hit series in 2001. He’s been in a few episodes before and plays the role of the Kwanzaa-bot. The bot is a direct counterpart to the Chanukah Zombie and the Santa Claus Robot.
Cohen said that Coolio looked and sounded great while working on his lines. During the session, he even improvised tracks for the episode. The team for the show will pay homage to the rapper with the episode, and feature his rap during the closing credits.
Futurama recently received a massive revival. The last episode of the sci-fi comedy aired all the way back in 2013. However, Hulu revived it for another season which will consist of 20 new episodes.
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