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    LATE rapper Coolio's family - including all his kids and baby mamas - held a secret funeral and afterparty where they danced to his hit song Gangsta's paradise, The U.S. Sun can reveal. Relatives, close friends and family attended the ceremony held in Pasadena, California, three weeks ago most of them wearing black t-shirts with Coolio's face on and the words “Coolio Forever”. 9Coolio died in September from a suspected heart attackCredit: Getty 9Coolio's kids and loved ones danced to Gangsta's Paradise at the funeralCredit: Instagram / Klara Dykastova Von Steinsberg 9Coolio had said he wanted people to have a party to celebrate his life, according to his sonCredit: Instagram / Klara Dykastova Von Steinsberg 9Coolio’s son Melan AKA Pharaoh Santana posted photos from Coolio’s funeralCredit: Instagram / Klara Dykastova Von Steinsberg 9He also posted this picture with his brothers and sistersCredit: Instagram / Pharaoh Santana Coolio died of a suspected heart attack on September 28 and an official autopsy is underway. His funeral on October 15 took place at the Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery followed by a party...
    COOLIO's son has revealed how his rapper dad died with "no fear" and a "smile" on his face despite battling health "complications" before his death. In an exclusive interview with The US Sun, his eldest son Artis Ivey III, named after Coolio's real name, is the first family member to speak out about the rapper's passing, aged 59.  6Coolio's son Artis III said his dad died with a 'smile' on his face and 'no fear'Credit: Getty 6Coolio with Artis III as a childCredit: Instagram/Artis Ivey III 6Coolio and Artis III performing on stage together in Las Vegas in 2019Credit: Alamy Speaking from his home in Los Angeles, an emotional Artis III revealed that while his dad’s death was a “complete shock”, Coolio didn’t fear death.  At just before 5pm last Wednesday, the iconic ‘90s rap star was pronounced dead after being found in the bathroom of his friend’s downtown LA apartment, probable cause of death being cardiac arrest.  It was also Artis III’s 33rd birthday, and he said they had spoken during the week and were due to talk again...
    COOLIO’S kids have warned fans not to believe fake GoFundMe sites, which claim to be raising money for his memorial. The rapper’s daughter Brandi shared an Instagram story telling fans not to be fooled by phony donation pages, including one on GoFundMe that reads: “Remembrance for coolio memorial” with a target to raise $2,700. 5Rap star Coolio was found dead on September 28Credit: Splash 5Coolio and one of his baby mamas Taleya WhiteCredit: Instagram 5Coolio's daughter Brandi warned fans about fake GoFundMe pages popping up onlineCredit: Instagram 5Coolio’s daughter Jackie was named after her late motherCredit: Instagram Brandi warned that “we do not have a go fund me - report any you see”, with her mom Dimp duplicating the warning on social media.  The 59-year-old died at his friend’s Los Angeles apartment on September 28 from a suspected cardiac arrest. On Monday, Coolio’s partner Mimi Ivey revealed to the Daily Mail that the rapper didn’t want a funeral, saying: “I’m respecting his wishes. He wanted to be cremated. "He did not want a funeral, he did not want a memorial...
    More On: coolio Coolio’s ‘severe asthma’ could’ve contributed to his death: friends Coolio was ‘seeing other women,’ girlfriend claims: ‘We had no secrets’ Sapphire 60 remembers Coolio’s last performance at the club Coolio ‘very happy’ and ‘engaging’ just days before death Coolio’s family will be keeping his memory (and his ashes) close to their hearts. The late rapper — whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr. — died suddenly at the age of 59 on September 28, and according to TMZ, seven of his children will be wearing their dad’s ashes inside special necklaces. Per his rep, Coolio’s ashes will be placed inside pendants, with each child personalizing theirs with an inscription. Other family members will also be given necklaces, with the rest of the “Fantastic Voyage” singer’s remains going in an urn. A source told the Daily Mail that the service after Coolio’s cremation was extremely private, with the outlet noting “it even froze out some friends who had known him for decades” to avoid tension...
    The late rapper Coolio, who died tragically at 59 last month, will have his ashes encased in jewelry for his children. A death certificate obtained by TMZ this week revealed that the Gangsta's Paradise hitmaker has already been cremated. Now his remains will be preserved in necklaces that will be distributed among his 10 children as well as other close relations, his representative shared. Dearly departed: The late rapper Coolio, who died tragically at 59 last month, will have his ashes encased in jewelry for his children; pictured last month in Chicago The ashes will be kept in pendants on which each of his children will be able to arrange for customized inscriptions. After the necklaces are sent around to Coolio's loved ones, the remainder of the ashes are going to be kept in an urn. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Coolio was set to headline his first Las Vegas residency... Coolio's friends suspect rapper's history of asthma might... Share this article Share Coolio shared four of his children - Artisha, Brandi, Jackie, and Artis...
    Coolio tragically passed away on the day of his son’s birthday and had just attended his grandson’s birthday party on the morning of his death.  The iconic ‘90s rapper was pronounced dead just before 5pm last Wednesday after being found unresponsive in a friend’s apartment's bathroom in Los Angeles. 4Coolio died on his son's birthdayCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4Coolio & sons during Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets PremiereCredit: Getty Images Now The U.S. Sun can reveal that Coolio, whose main home is outside of Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada, had flown in specifically for a double celebration of his son Artis Ivey III's birthday, who was turning 33, and one of his grandchildren’s first birthday.  Tragically, just hours after seeing the family in the morning, he died suddenly in the afternoon at the age of 59. The news was relayed to The U.S. Sun by Artis’ mother, known as Dimp, who is also mom to Coolio’s daughter Brandi.  She also confirmed that he "got off the plane” and went “straight to the park for his grandson's 1st...
    More On: coolio Coolio was ‘seeing other women,’ girlfriend claims: ‘We had no secrets’ Sapphire 60 remembers Coolio’s last performance at the club Coolio ‘very happy’ and ‘engaging’ just days before death Montell Jordan gets emotional talking about Coolio’s ‘heartbreaking’ death Coolio’s friends think his “severe asthma” may have contributed to his death, according to TMZ. Sources told the outlet on Monday that the late “Gangsta’s Paradise” rapper “struggled” with the lung condition for many years and that investigators had been informed of this. Coolio died on Sept. 28 after being found unconscious on the bathroom floor of a friend’s house in Los Angeles. He was 59. An official cause of death has not yet been released, but initial reports suspected he had gone into cardiac arrest. Research published by the American Heart Association shows that people with persistent asthma could be at a higher risk of developing a heart rhythm disorder. Despite his health condition, Coolio was seen performing several times in the days leading up to his...
    More On: coolio Sapphire 60 remembers Coolio’s last performance at the club Coolio ‘very happy’ and ‘engaging’ just days before death Montell Jordan gets emotional talking about Coolio’s ‘heartbreaking’ death Watch Coolio perform ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ days before his death Coolio’s long-term partner claims the rapper was “seeing other women” before he died — but says the two had an “understanding.” “He was who he was. If he was seeing other women, I knew about it,” Mimi Ivey told the Daily Mail in a new interview. “There’s nothing that man ever did that he hid from me. We talked about everything. I knew his whole life. We had no secrets.” Although they were not legally married, Ivey took Coolio’s last name — his given name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr. — and referred to each other as “husband” and “wife” in public. “We went to the courthouse, we filled out all of the paperwork and we were planning on it. But we just decided not to turn it in,”...
    Coolio's girlfriend has shared her grief, shock, and happy memories with the rapper, in an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com. Mimi Ivey, his long-term partner since 2012, revealed that Coolio, 59, will be cremated and will not be having a funeral – per his own instructions to his family. And amid rumors of infidelity, Ivey told DailyMail.com that she was aware he was seeing other women but that the couple had an understanding and had no secrets with each other. 'We were best friends. We would talk about everything and joke and laugh about everything. There was never a dull moment being with him,' said the 41-year-old mother of three. 'He was an eccentric, a storyteller. He loved life. He loved his family, his career, and he loved to make people smile.' Late rapper Coolio's long-term partner Mimi Ivey (pictured together) spoke of their happy moments together and revealed the devastating moment she learned of his sudden death Ivey, who had been with the rap star since 2012, referred to Coolio, - real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr. - as her...
    More On: coolio Coolio ‘very happy’ and ‘engaging’ just days before death Montell Jordan gets emotional talking about Coolio’s ‘heartbreaking’ death Watch Coolio perform ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ days before his death Coolio’s EMTs attempted CPR for 45 minutes before he was pronounced dead Upper East Side NYC jiggle joint Sapphire 60 will remember Coolio as “the most humble guy” to ever embrace its stage. “Coolio was the most humble guy. Usually, we send a car [for performers]. We have security lined up. We prepare for everything to make sure the acts we hire have a great experience,” owner Michael Wright told Page Six. But, whenever they hired Coolio to perform, “he just showed up and jumped out of a NYC taxi,” Wright recalled. The “Gangsta’s Paradise” rapper, who died unexpectedly on Wednesday, first performed at the club last December. The club’s live talent curator, Valentina Nicolette told us that the rapper even showed up bearing gifts. Coolio last performed at Sapphire 60 this past May. NYSapphire60/Twitter Coolio...
    Late rapper Coolio had steered clear of drugs and excess drinking in the years leading up to his death despite struggling with substance abuse in the past, according to a close friend.   The hip-hop star, best known for his 1995 hit Gangsta's Paradise, died last Wednesday in Los Angeles. from a suspected cardiac arrest. He was 59.  The rap artist's history of drug abuse and crack cocaine addiction led some fans to speculate he died of a drug overdose, after being found on his friend's bathroom floor in downtown LA.  But his manager said the cause appeared to be a heart attack, and a close friend also testified to Coolio's sobriety in recent years. Coolio had a history of drug abuse and crack cocaine addiction but was sober in the years leading up to his death, a friend of the rapper told DailyMail.com  Coolio's manager and close friend Eric Yano (pictured) said never saw him drink or take any drugs in the 18 years he knew him  Eric Yano, a Vegas-based friend of the late rapper who has known him...
    Coolio fans, anxious to have a memento, have crashed a portion of the late rapper's website. Shortly after the Gangsta's Paradise artist's death was announced on Wednesday, September 28, devotees rushed to the Coolio World website to buy T-shirts, mugs and hoodies. However, many were unsuccessful and only received a 404 error message on the merchandise page, according to TMZ. Anxious fans:  Coolio fans, anxious to have a memento, have crashed a portion of the late rapper's website, according to TMZ; pictured September 18 According to TechTarget.com, the 404 error is seen 'when a user attempts to access a webpage that does not exist, has been moved, or has a dead or broken link.'  The rapper and actor's manager said Coolio died of cardiac arrest after collapsing at a friend's house on Wednesday.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Scandal star Columbus Short is in the clear after... James Corden keeps it casual as he steps out in LA... Kaia Gerber looks glam in bejewelled red bralet and grey... Thora Birch reveals why...
    FOLLOWING the death of late Gangsta's Paradise rapper Coolio, he left behind a number of family members to mourn his passing. In addition to Coolio's children, his brother Malieek Straughter also paid tribute to the rap music star. 2Malieek Straughter collaborated with his brother Coolio for the song C U When U Get ThereCredit: Getty Who is Coolio's brother Malieek Straughter? On September 29, 2022, Malieek Straughter took to social media to remember his brother Coolio. On Instagram, he posted a video and picture collage of them together and wrote: "Until the next chapter bro." Prior to Coolio's death, the brother duo collaborated for the 1997 single C U When U Get There. Around that time, Malieek went by his stage name 40 Thevz. Read More on CoolioROMANTIC VOYAGE The relationship history of late rapper CoolioFINAL VOYAGE EMTs tried to revive Coolio for 45 minutes after his body was found in LA home In 2002, Malieek took on a recurring role in the FX crime series The Shield. He also had a small part alongside Ice Cube and Mike Epps...
    Today in celebrity news, the “We Hear: Quick Fix” podcast covers: Coolio was ‘very happy’ and ‘engaging’ just days before his sudden death. Kenan Thompson’s estranged wife is dating his former ‘SNL’ co-star Chris Redd. And Hailey Bieber shares her thoughts on threesomes with Justin. We Hear: Quick Fix is a Spotify-exclusive week-in-review five minute podcast from Page Six. Executive Editor Ian Mohr and Chief Reporter Francesca Bacardi break down the biggest stories of the week – including The Joy of Six, the most satisfying piece of gossip.  Filed under podcasts ,  9/30/22
    Coolio has been seen in new images taken on September 23, which was just days before he died at the age of 59. On Friday photos of the Gangsta's Paradise rapper showed him happy and healthy in a cap and sunglasses with a black-and-beige zip-up jacket while in an airport in Houston, Texas. He was smiling as he stood next to a woman named Mika Janday. The image was taken only hours before his final performance in Cypress, Texas. Fan photo: Coolio appeared happy, healthy, and engaging just days before his unexpected death at age 59 She took to Instagram to share about her experience with the entertainer, describing him as 'cool and humble.' Janday said he was kind enough to invite her and a friend to his show in Cypress, Texas, and offered to put them on his VIP list.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next How Coolio was nearly kicked out of his own concert by a... Montell Jordan says he hasn't 'fully processed' Coolio's... Revealed: Coolio filmed audio...
    LATE rapper Coolio's wayward son is still facing legal troubles and could potentially land another stint in prison, The U.S. Sun has learned. The iconic 90s rap star was found dead in a friend's Los Angeles apartment on Wednesday afternoon. He was 59. 5Iconic rap star Coolio died on Wednesday afternoonCredit: Splash 5Coolio's son, Grtis, is still facing legal troubles and could potentially land another stint in prisonCredit: Clark County Detention Center 5Coolio (center) and four of his children - (left to right) Artisha Ivey, Artis Ivey, Jackie Ivey and Brandi IveyCredit: The Mega Agency Coolio certainly stood by his ladies' man reputation - fathering at least ten children with multiple women. The rapper seemed to have a close bond with most of his children, who have gone on to have successful careers of their own. However, the same can't be said for his son Grtis, 33, who used to live with the rapper at his mansion in Henderson, Nevada. Grtis has never followed the path of Coolio's other kids and shunned the limelight. He has faced a number of...
    LOTHARIO Coolio fought three secret child support lawsuits with his baby mamas, according to records obtained by The U.S. Sun. The exact number of children the late rapper fathered is unknown; however, it's believed Coolio had at least ten kids - including four with his ex-wife Josefa Salinas. 4Rap star Coolio died on WednesdayCredit: Splash 4Coolio's ex-wife Josefa Salinas, who he shares four kids with, did not file a child support suit against the rapperCredit: Rex 4The Compton MC first rose to fame as a member of the gangsta rap group WC and the Maad CircleCredit: AP Records revealed the rapper went through three child support battles in Los Angeles with ex-partners demanding spousal support for their kids. The LA Department of Child Support Services first filed a child support lawsuit against Coolio in February 1999 on behalf of an unknown woman named Juanita Randle. The case took five years to get through court before the parties eventually settled. Then, in 2010, he was involved in a legal tussle with Taleya White, who from background checks is the mother of...
    More On: coolio Montell Jordan gets emotional talking about Coolio’s ‘heartbreaking’ death Watch Coolio perform ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ days before his death Coolio’s EMTs attempted CPR for 45 minutes before he was pronounced dead Celebs react to Coolio’s tragic death at 59: from Ice Cube to Martin Lawrence Coolio appeared happy and healthy at the Houston airport just days before his unexpected death. The “Gangsta’s Paradise” rapper stopped to pose for selfies and mingle with fans last Friday, TMZ reported. One such fan named Mika told the outlet that Coolio was “very happy to take some pics, laughing and being very engaging.” Mika added that the late performer even invited her and her friends to his “I Love the ’90s” show in Cyprus, Texas, that night, and he got them all on a VIP list. Unfortunately, the group didn’t attend because it was “too far” and understandably regret the decision, as it would turn out to be his last live performance. Rapper Vanilla Ice also performed that night and...
    More On: coolio Watch Coolio perform ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ days before his death Coolio’s EMTs attempted CPR for 45 minutes before he was pronounced dead Celebs react to Coolio’s tragic death at 59: from Ice Cube to Martin Lawrence ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper Coolio dead at 59 Montell Jordan is “still processing” the shocking death of his longtime friend and collaborator Coolio. The “This Is How We Do It” singer, 53, got emotional while talking to Page Six about the sudden passing of the “Gangsta’s Paradise” rapper on Thursday night. “That’s my friend … that’s my friend. His kids are my friends. His daughters, his sons, his ex-wife is a very, very good friend of ours,” he exclusively tells us. Jordan says he last saw Coolio on Sept. 22 during an “I Love the 90’s” tour stop in Frederick, Md. “I was with him last Thursday,” the “Get It on Tonite” singer says. “We do concerts together, so yeah, it’s heartbreaking.” Montell Jordan remembers his good friend Coolio after his death,...
    From a volunteer firefighter to an international rapper with a stint on Big Brother and a side-business as a TV chef, Coolio, who has died aged 59, lived a life as colourful as his lyrics.  The musician, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr, shot to fame with his perennial 1995 hit Gangsta's Paradise, which appeared on the soundtrack of Michelle Pfeiffer's film, Dangerous Mind.  The actress, 64, was among the stars who led tributes to Coolio following his death in Los Angeles on Wednesday.  Coolio, who is thought to have had as many as 10 children, was known to music fans across generations for hits including Aw Here it Goes, the main theme to TV series Kenan and Kel.  The artist was then introduced to a new generation of fans when he appeared in Channel 4's Celebrity Big Brother in 2009, and the next year when he took part in Ultimate Big Brother.  He was also a keen chef and launched a web series, Cookin' with Coolio, and released a cookbook, entitled Cookin' with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a...
    More On: coolio Coolio’s EMTs attempted CPR for 45 minutes before he was pronounced dead Celebs react to Coolio’s tragic death at 59: from Ice Cube to Martin Lawrence ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper Coolio dead at 59 Coolio hangs out with his granddaughter in quarantine Coolio performed his 1995 smash hit “Gangsta’s Paradise” one last time just a week before his death. The rapper took the stage for an ACL Live concert in Texas on Sept. 21. On Instagram, he posted a video of the performance, which showed the crowd singing along to the classic track from the “Dangerous Minds” soundtrack. Coolio appeared healthy in the clip as he performed a nearly 30-minute set and walked the stage hyping up the audience and his band members. Vanilla Ice, who was also performing at the same show, told TMZ that he was “still in shock and freaking out” about his friends sudden death. He told the outlet that the pair hung out in Ice’s dressing room after the set and Coolio...
    EMTs desperately attempted to revive rapper Coolio for 45 minutes after his body was found in a downtown LA home on Wednesday. But their attempts were ultimately unsuccessful, and the 59 year-old Gangsta's Paradise rapper was pronounced dead shortly after.  Devastated fans have since highlighted the singer's lifelong asthma as a possible cause of death. Coolio - whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr - was regularly seen puffing on an inhaler at gigs, although his friend and longtime manager, Jarez, claims he died of a heart attack A cause of death has not yet been confirmed by a medical examiner.   On the day of his death, Coolio had reportedly gone to the bathroom at a friend's house, but did not emerge for a long time. That prompted the friend to investigate. Coolio was laying on the bathroom floor unresponsive when he was found. The friend called emergency services and EMTs quickly responded but found no signs of life. Gone too soon: The musician - famous for his hit song Gangsta's Paradise - was visiting a friend on Wednesday...
    Getty Cee Lo Green (L) and Snoop Dogg Coaches and advisers from “The Voice” are mourning the loss of a huge member of the musical community — rapper Coolio, who died at the age of 59 of a suspected heart attack, according to TMZ, who first reported the news of Coolio’s death. Here is how “Voice” cast members are honoring the late rapper:Cee-Lo Green Said Performing With Coolio Was ‘An Honor’ View this post on Instagram A post shared by CeeLo Green (@ceelogreen) Former coach Cee-Lo posted a lengthy tribute alongside a video of them performing together, writing, “Once again you see I’ve been up close and personal, eye contact and embraced by the G’s! It ain’t no secret I’ma real one and we recognize each other. I performed this classic at the big homies request and it was an honor because everybody loved Coolio he was special in his own right. Condolences go out to his beloved… #respect much love to LV as well.” Green also wrote in two other Instagram posts, “No matter how big...
    YouTube The “Dancing With the Stars” family is mourning a tremendous loss in the music world. Rapper Coolio died on September 28 at the age of 59, and many pros and past contestants are mourning the loss of this “inspiring” artist, especially actors Kel Mitchell and Melissa Joan Hart, both of whom had the pleasure of working with Coolio over the years. Here’s what they’re saying:The ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Family Tributes View this post on Instagram A post shared by Melissa Joan Hart (@melissajoanhart) Many contestants and cast members took to social media to mourn the loss of the “Gangster’s Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage” rapper. “I had the amazing honor to work and play with @coolio a few times and he was always down for a chat, a complete gentleman and a ton of fun to hang with. What a loss! Rest In Peace!,” wrote season nine cast member Melissa Joan Hart alongside a photo of them working on an episode of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” Season 28 runner-up Kel Mitchell posted a lengthy tribute because...
    More On: coolio Celebs react to Coolio’s tragic death at 59: from Ice Cube to Martin Lawrence ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper Coolio dead at 59 Coolio hangs out with his granddaughter in quarantine Twitter flooded with users’ stories of odd celebrity encounters Paramedics reportedly attempted to revive Coolio with 45 minutes of CPR before he was pronounced dead on Wednesday. According to TMZ, EMTs found no signs of life when they arrived at the scene, but administered CPR on the rapper “for 3/4 of an hour before concluding it was futile.” Coolio’s manager, Jarez Posey, confirmed that the “Gangsta’s Paradise” rapper was visiting a friend’s home in Los Angeles on the day he died. The friend reportedly called paramedics after finding Coolio unresponsive on the bathroom floor of his home around 4 p.m. local time. The rapper (real name: Artis Leon Ivey Jr.) was 59. As previously reported, Coolio is suspected to have died of cardiac arrest, though his official cause of death has yet to be confirmed....
    By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. and ANDREW DALTON | The Associated Press LOS ANGELES  — Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop’s biggest names of the 1990s with hits including “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” died Wednesday at age 59, his manager said. Coolio died at the Los Angeles home of a friend, longtime manager Jarez Posey told The Associated Press. The cause was not immediately clear. Coolio won a Grammy for best solo rap performance for “Gangsta’s Paradise,” the 1995 hit from the soundtrack of the Michelle Pfeiffer film “Dangerous Minds” that sampled Stevie Wonder’s 1976 song “Pastime Paradise” and was played constantly on MTV. The Grammy, and the height of his popularity, came in 1996, amid a fierce feud between the hip-hop communities of the two coasts, which would take the lives of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. soon after. Coolio managed to stay mostly above the conflict. “I’d like to claim this Grammy on behalf of the whole hip-hop nation, West Coast, East Coast, and worldwide, united we stand, divided we fall,” he said from the stage...
    A hilarious resurfaced clip of Coolio has showed him having to perform with production crew as his backing dancers at the last minute after being booked 'by mistake' on a TV show. The rapper - who passed away aged 59 on Wednesday - appeared on the Irish chat show Open House in 2002 where staff had to step in at the last minute for the performance.  Sharing the video on Twitter, comedy writer James Cotter said Coolio was rumoured to have been 'booked by mistake' and the crew realised too late that no backing dancers had been arranged.  RIP Coolio. Never forget his appearance on Irish daytime chatshow Open House, who, legend has it, booked him by mistake. They hadn't arranged backing dancers, so he made the middle-age production crew dress up and do it instead. Best TV ever. pic.twitter.com/gVxehs4rlt— James Cotter (@sirjamesofcots) September 29, 2022 Awkward! A hilarious resurfaced clip of Coolio has showed him having to perform with production crew as his backing dancers at the last minute after being booked 'by mistake' on a TV show James...
    Getty The Coolio set during Groovin The Moo 2019 on April 28, 2019 in Canberra, Australia. The rapper Coolio died suddenly, possibly of a heart attack, on September 28, 2022. That has a lot of fans wondering whether Coolio left behind a wife. Coolio was 59 years old. “Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … paramedics were called to a house in Los Angeles around 4 PM for a medical emergency and when they got there they pronounced Coolio dead,” TMZ reported. Was Coolio married? Not anymore. He did have an ex-wife, however. Her name is Josefa Salinas, and they were married from 1996 through 2000. Coolio’s real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr. Here’s what you need to know:Coolio Had Four Children With His Ex Wife View this post on Instagram A post shared by Josefa Salinas (@josefasalinas) Coolio had four children with Salinas. She is on Instagram, where she periodically gave shout-outs to the rapper. On July 2, 2022, she wrote, “Its OFFICIAL !!!!! Congratulations to @coolio ! Gangsta Paradise hit ONE BILLION views!!!!...
    COOLIO, who died on Wednesday, has left behind 10 children, whom he shared with multiple women including ex-wife Josefa Salinas. The rapper was not very public during his lifetime about his children. 1Coolio fathered 10 children with various women during his lifetimeCredit: Getty Images - Getty When Coolio – born Artis Leon Ivey - 59 at the time of his death, rose to fame he was married to Josefa. The pair were married in 1996 and called it quits after four years together. During their relationship, the couple welcomed four children together – three daughters and one son. They are parents to daughters Artisha Ivey, Brandi Ivey, Jackie Ivey, and son Artis Ivey III. More on CoolioAGAINST THE ODDS Inside Coolio's rise to fame after rapper battled poverty & drug addictionROMANTIC VOYAGE The truth revealed about late rapper Coolio & his relationship history He was also a father to six other children. The late musician fathered those kids with various women and it's unclear which children belong to which women. His six other children include Grtis Ivey, Milan...
    More On: coolio ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper Coolio dead at 59 Coolio hangs out with his granddaughter in quarantine Twitter flooded with users’ stories of odd celebrity encounters Coolio allegedly disinvites trans porn star to concert People from all around the world are mourning the loss of rapper Coolio — including some of hip hop’s biggest names. Fellow rapper Ice Cube, who collaborated on numerous songs with the Grammy winner, took to Twitter on Wednesday night to pay tribute to the late musician. “This is sad news. I witness first hand this man’s grind to the top of the industry,” he tweeted alongside reports of Coolio’s passing, adding “Rest In Peace.” Another one of the “Fantastic Voyage” rapper’s colleagues, Vanilla Ice, expressed his sadness after hearing about the loss. “I’m freaking out I just heard my good friend Coolio passed away,” the “Ice Ice Baby” rapper tweeted. The pair toured together last year. Coolio passed away suddenly on Wednesday. Getty Images Actor Martin Lawrence also took to...
    By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. and ANDREW DALTON LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop’s biggest names of the 1990s with hits including “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” died Wednesday at age 59, his manager said. Coolio, whose legal name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr., died at the Los Angeles home of a friend, longtime manager Jarez Posey told The Associated Press. The cause was not immediately clear. Coolio won a Grammy for best solo rap performance for “Gangsta’s Paradise,” the 1995 hit from the soundtrack of the Michelle Pfeiffer film “Dangerous Minds” that sampled Stevie Wonder’s 1976 song “Pastime Paradise.” He was nominated for five other Grammys during a career that began in the late-1980s. Born in Monessen, Pennsylvania south of Pittsburgh, Coolio moved to Compton, California, where he went to community college. He worked as a volunteer firefighter and in airport security before devoting himself full-time to the hip-hop scene. His career took off with the 1994 release of his debut album on Tommy Boy Records, “It Takes a Thief.” It’s opening track, “Fantastic Voyage,”...
    RAPPER Coolio overcame intense battles with poverty and drug addiction during his inspiring rise to fame. The legendary Gangsta's Paradise rapper faced strife and success before he was reportedly discovered dead at 59 by a friend, his longtime manager said Wednesday. 4Coolio faced a life of struggles and successes before he was reportedly found deadCredit: Getty 4The rapper battled poverty and drug addiction throughout his rise to fameCredit: Getty 4The rapper was reportedly visiting a friend before he went to use the restroom and never came outCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4Coolio was 59Credit: AP:Associated Press Coolio, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr, was born on August 1, 1963, in the South Central area of Compton. The future rapper started out as a highly intelligent bookish kid until he started searching for ways to better fit in at school. After his parents divorced when he was 11, he got involved with the Baby Crips and developed menacing behavior to better assert himself, according to a biography by Steve Huey. Coolio turned to violence, bringing weapons to school, and...
    "Gangsta's Paradise" singer Coolio has died at age 59, according to new reports. The hip-hop star, whose legal name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was found dead by his friend in the bathroom, according to TMZ. First responders pronounced him dead at the scene when they arrived, suspecting cardiac arrest. THE PORN STAR (REALLY) RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT Coolio performs on day three of Riot Fest in Chicago. Rob Grabowski/Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP The singer shot to international fame with the release of his 1995 hit "Gangsta's Paradise," which claimed the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top 100. Though his other songs never reached the heights of that song, he also released such hits as "Fantastic Voyage," "1,2,3,4 (Sumpin' New)," and "It's All the Way Live (Now)." His hit song's legacy was cemented the following year when "Weird Al" Yankovic released a famous parody of the song, "Amish Paradise." Coolio was originally angry with the song's production but later found humor in it. He publicly apologized to and made up with Yankovic in later years, according to...
    Getty Rapper/actor Coolio performs at halftime of a game between the Connecticut Sun and the Las Vegas Aces at Michelob ULTRA Arena on May 31, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Coolio posted a video on Instagram that has become a memorial to the rapper on social media. His last post was flooded with thousands of tributes within minutes of his death announcement. Coolio, whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr., died Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at age 59, according to TMZ. He was visiting a friend in Los Angeles when he collapsed in the bathroom, the outlet reported. The 19-minute video posted on Instagram shows him onstage in Texas. It was posted September 23, 2022. READ NEXT: Coolio’s Cause of Death: Rapper Dead at 59
    Rapper Coolio has passed away on Wednesday at the age of 59.  The musician - famous for his 'Gangsta's Paradise' song on the soundtrack of the Michelle Pfeiffer film, Dangerous Minds - was visiting a friend on Wednesday afternoon when he was found dead according to TMZ.  The star's manager, Jarez, shared that Coolio was found unresponsive on a bathroom floor, with the paramedics suspecting he suffered cardiac arrest. Gone too soon: Rapper Coolio has passed away on Wednesday at the age of 59; Pictured 2016 The publication reported that the EMTs pronounced Coolio dead on the scene. An official cause of death has not been determined.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Gangsters' Paradise rapper Coolio hides his famous face... Michelle Heaton is left cringing as she re-watches her 2009... Michelle Pfeiffer, 62, shares flashback photo with Coolio... 'Kids need bullies!' US rapper Coolio claims children... 'Somebody started hating': Rapper Coolio reveals he was... Livin' in a gangsta's paradise: '90s rapper Coolio announces... Share this article Share 30 shares Coolio's...
    COOLIO was an entertainer who first rose to fame in the 1990s. On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, news broke that the rapper died suddenly while at his friend's home in Los Angeles, California. 1Rapper Coolio died unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Who are Coolio's children? Coolio was an American rapper, producer, actor, reality TV star, and entertainer. He hit peak fame for his 1995 hit Gangsta's Paradise, for which he won a Grammy award. His song - Aw, Here It Goes! - was used as the theme song for Nickelodeon's hit TV show, Kenan and Kel. Coolio was also a father to 10 children. Read More on CoolioFINAL VOYAGE Coolio mourned on Twitter by grieving fans after shocking death at 59LEGEND GONE Coolio dead at 59 with rapper's cause of death unknown following collapse Most read in CelebrityOVER HER HEAD? Khloe's fans concerned after they spot strange detail about her headBYE GUYS Inside Ned Fulmer’s affair with Try Guys colleague after 'kissing' pic & firingBRAVE BATTLE Today legend Katie Couric reveals devastating breast cancer diagnosisYOUTUBE STAR...
    THE ROMANCES of late Gangsta's Paradise rapper Coolio earned as much attention as his music career. Following the news of Coolio's death, fans are revisiting his relationship history and dating timelines. 1Coolio's death was announced on September 28, 2022Credit: Getty Who has Coolio dated? From 1996 to 2000, Coolio was married to Josefa Salinas. Aside from her marriage to the rapper, she garnered a following for her career as a radio personality. YOU MIGHT LIKERECOMMENDED FOR YOUMORE FOR YOUMore from The Sun'WHAT'S THAT?' Kourtney sparks concern with 'painful-looking' detail in new pic with TravisHEARTBREAKING LOSS Heartland actor's tragic cause of death revealed as family mourn starTOO FAR? Khloe's fans concerned after she shows off thin thighs in new pic with mom KrisOH NO, SAVANNAH! Today's Savannah caught on hot mic as show suffers technical difficultiesFollow The SunServices Sign Up To The Sun About Us Editorial Complaints Clarifications and Corrections News Licensing Advertising Contact Us Help Hub Topic A-Z Cookie Settings Contact Preferences © 2020 THE SUN, US, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | TERMS OF USE | PRIVACY...
    Coolio, the rapper who shot to the top of the charts in the 1990s with albums like It Takes a Thief and Gangsta’s Paradise, has died. His longtime manager confirmed the death to TMZ on Wednesday evening, but a cause of death was not immediately reported. Coolio was 59. This is a breaking story and will be updated.
    INFAMOUS 90s rapper Coolio died Wednesday, September 28, 2022, while visiting a friend's house in Los Angeles. While his cause of death remains unknown, EMTs who arrived on the scene suspect he died of cardiac arrest. 1Rapper Coolio has diedCredit: Getty Images - Getty Who was Coolio? Coolio was an American rapper, producer, actor, reality TV star, and even a chef. He hit peak fame for his 1995 hit Gangsta's Paradise, for which he won a Grammy award. Children of the 90s will remember his song Aw, Here It Goes!, which was used as the theme song for Nickelodeon's hit TV show Kenan and Kel. Coolio was also a father of six children, and the star of reality show featuring his adventures in single parenting called Coolio’s Rules. More to follow...For the latest news on this story, keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun. Topics Celebrity deaths...
    Getty Rapper/actor Coolio performs at halftime of a game between the Connecticut Sun and the Las Vegas Aces at Michelob ULTRA Arena on May 31, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Coolio, the rapper best known for his success in the ’90s, has died at age 59, TMZ was the first to report. His official cause of death has not yet been determined, but emergency personnel on the scene told the outlet they suspect he died from cardiac arrest.
    GANGSTA'S Paradise rapper Coolio has reportedly died at age 59. The legendary rapper, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr, died on Wednesday in Los Angeles. 1Coolio has died in Los Angeles at age 59Credit: Getty Images - Getty Coolio's longtime manager, Jarez, told TMZ that the rapper was visiting a friend when he died. He reportedly went to use the restroom and never came out. The friend eventually went to check on him and found him on the floor. An official cause of death has not yet been released. More to follow...For the latest news on this story, keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun. YOU MIGHT LIKERECOMMENDED FOR YOUMORE FOR YOUMore from The Sun'WHAT'S THAT?' Kourtney sparks concern with 'painful-looking' detail in new pic with TravisHEARTBREAKING LOSS Heartland actor's tragic cause of death revealed as family mourn starTOO FAR? Khloe's fans concerned after she shows off...
    Rapper Coolio died on Wednesday at age 59, according to TMZ. Coolio’s longtime manager, Jarez, told the outlet that the rapper was at a friend’s home when he excused himself to go to the bathroom. However, he never came out. After the friend went to investigate, he discovered Coolio — whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr. — on the floor. Upon his discovery, paramedics were called. Coolio was pronounced dead on the scene after a suspected cardiac arrest. The official cause of death is still pending. Story developing… Filed under celebrity deaths ,  coolio ,  rappers ,  9/28/22
    Comedian James Austin Johnson has blown social media users away with his spot-on Donald Trump impression. The comic, who has appeared in Better Call Saul and The Last Tycoon, has been sharing videos of his shockingly accurate impressions for months, and his latest attempt has racked up over two million views on Twitter. In the clip, James imagines the President talking for several minutes about Weird Al Yankovic, praising his parodies and accordion-playing talent but noting that he was 'very mean' to Coolio when he did the song 'Amish Paradise.' Amazing: Comedian James Austin Johnson has blown social media users away with his spot-on Donald Trump impression A hit! The comic, who has appeared in Better Call Saul and The Last Tycoon, has been sharing videos of his shockingly accurate impressions for months Spot-on! James nails Trump's pronunciation and speech patterns and perfectly copies his stream-of-consciousness way of talking PRES TRUMP TODAY IN CALIFORNIA: " 'WEIRD AL' WAS VERY MEAN TO MR. COOLIO!! DIDN'T ASK FOR RIGHTS. NOT VERY NICE!" pic.twitter.com/kgF5UFYRLP— james austin "johnson" (@shrimpJAJ) October 18, 2020 Most of...
    It’s erection season. With the 2020 presidential vote just weeks away, porn star Cherie DeVille is launching an effort to get her fans to the polls. “There is so much at stake. I want to convince anyone I can, even if I have to appeal to their penis,”  DeVille 42, told The Post. “I think that the country is going through a lot and I hear a lot of people in casual conversations being very upset about a variety of things.” DeVille has launched a website — ErectionSeason.com — which mixes sex and civics, complete with a video explaining the project and links to voter information in all 50 states. “If someone tries to c–kblock you from exercising your democratic rights, call the Voter Protection Hotline at 1-866-687-8683,” the website advises. DeVille, star of such productions as “Cougar Sandwich” and “Assablanca,” and who calls herself “the internet’s favorite stepmom,” plans to leverage her more than 2.7 million followers on social media to share voting information. “I am going to start blasting it all over the platforms that I have control...
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