On Wednesday, the Hip-Hop community lost another legend, and many celebrities have spoken out after the shocking news.
As previously reported, the rapper coolie He died at the age of 59 as it is suspected that he may have suffered a cardiac arrest. Since the news of his passing, many of his peers have spoken out remembering Coolio for the impact he had on the culture.
Ice Cube took to Twitter after the news and said, “This is sad news. I witness firsthand this man’s grind to the top of the industry. Rest in peace @Coolio.”
— Ice cube (@icecube) September 29, 2022
Quest Love, Snoop Dogg and Martin Lawrence also took to social media to share their condolences.
— Martin Lawrence (@realmartymar) September 29, 2022
Vanilla Ice, who was the last artist Coolio performed with, spoke to TMZ and expressed his surprise after hearing the news, saying he was “still in shock and freaking out,” on Thursday morning. The two performed together last week in Cypress, TX as part of the “I Love The 90s” show.
I’m freaking out, I just found out my good friend Coolio passed away.
— Vanilla ice (@vanillaice) September 29, 2022
Aside from his classic single “Gangstas Paradise,” Coolio also had many other hits, and was also responsible for the theme song for Nickelodeon’s classic ’90s sitcom “Kenan & Kel.”
One of the show’s two stars, Kel Mitchell, spoke with TMZ about Coolio and shared that they kept in touch over the years and even referred to him as a favorite uncle.
What previously mentioned, Coolio was reported to have been visiting a friend on Wednesday afternoon when he passed away. His manager, Jarez, says that he went to the bathroom at his friend’s house, and his friend went looking for him after noticing that he had been gone for a while. He was found unconscious and pronounced dead at the scene.
The official cause of death has not yet been determined, but it is suspected that he may have suffered cardiac arrest.
We continue to keep Coolio’s loved ones in prayer during this time.
TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94