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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -Grammy-winning rapper Coolio died from a fentanyl overdose, his supervisor mentioned on Thursday, six months after the musician was discovered lifeless at a buddy’s residence in Los Angeles at age 59.
Born Artis Leon Ivey Jr., Coolio was greatest identified for his 1995 single “Gangsta’s Paradise,” from an album of the identical title.
That track, a large hit featured within the movie “Harmful Minds,” received a Grammy Award for greatest rap solo efficiency the next 12 months.
Coolio’s supervisor, Jarez Posey, mentioned the rapper’s household had been knowledgeable on Thursday by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Workplace that the singer had died from a fentanyl overdose.
The coroner’s workplace didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from Reuters.
Posey mentioned the rapper’s youngsters deliberate to honor their father in future documentary and movie tasks.
Born in Pennsylvania in 1963, Coolio started performing as a part of the West Coast hip-hop scene after transferring to Compton, California.
He launched his debut album, “It Takes a Thief”, in 1994, scoring a Prime Ten hit with the one “Lakeside.”
(Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Modifying by Sandra Maler)