Rapper Coolio known for 'Gangsta's Paradise' dies at 59

Rapper Coolio's death has been confirmed by his manager and friend, Jarez Posey.

Rapper Coolio has died due to sudden cardiac arrest.

Rapper Coolio died at the house of his friend and manager Jarez Posey in Los Angeles.

Rapper Coolio's real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr., he was born on August 1, 1963, in Monessen, Pennsylvania.

1994 album "It Takes a Thief" was the debut album of rapper Coolio's career.

'Fantastic Voyage', the first track from rapper Coolio's "It Takes a Thief" album, peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 1995, the track 'Gangsta's Paradise' by rapper Coolio reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Rapper Coolio has also won a Grammy Award for the track 'Gangsta's Paradise' and he has also received nominations 4 times.

Rapper Coolio married Josefa Salinas in 1996 and they parted ways in 2000. He is survived by 4 children.