Coolio,aged 59, the 90s famous rapper who lit up the music charts with hits like “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” has died as confirmed by his friend and manager Jarez Posey, told CNN. Posey said Coolio died in the afternoon hours local time in Los Angles on Wednesday.Further details on the circumstances were not immediately available.

When contacted by CNN, Capt. Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed that firefighters and paramedics responded to a call on the 2900 block of South Chesapeake Ave. at 4 p.m. local time for reports of a medical emergency. When they arrived, they found an unresponsive male and performed “resuscitation efforts for approximately 45 minutes.” The patient was determined dead just before 5:00 p.m., Scott said.

Coolio’s talent manager Sheila Finegan said, We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend and client, Coolio, who passed away this afternoon,”.
“He touched the world with the gift of his talent and will be missed profoundly. Thank you to everyone worldwide who has listened to his music and to everyone who has been reaching out regarding his passing. Please have Coolio’s loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.”