Michelle Pfeiffer, Killer Mike, Ice-T, and more paid tribute to Coolio.
Michelle Pfeiffer, Killer Mike, Ice-T, and more paid tribute to Coolio. Hip-hop is mourning the loss of Coolio, who died at 59 on Wednesday . Coolios manager, Jarez Posey, confirmed that rappers passing shortly after the news broke. Posey explained a friend found the Gangstas Paradise rapper in the bathroom of at a house in Los Angeles before an ambulance was called. 398150 16: Rapper Coolio performs at the taping of a public greeting for U.S. troops overseas December 5, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. Coolio will play the holiday greeting at his upcoming concerts for armed forces. (Photo by Sebastian Artz/Getty Images) Authorities suspect that he suffered a heart attack. Police launched a death investigation but they said there isnt evidence leading them to believe in the involvement of foul play. Coolios talent manager, Sheila Finegan, issued a statement following his death. We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend and client, Coolio, who passed away Wednesday afternoon, Finegan said. He touched the world with the gift of his talent and will be missed profoundly. Please have Coolios loved ones in your thoughts and prayers. Coolio blew up on the West Coast with the release of 1995s Gangstas Paradise, though hed built a reputation throughout California during his come-up. He locked in records with Ice Cube and Tupac before his break-out hit record, which landed in Michelle Pfeiffers 1995 film Dangerous Minds. Pfeiffer was among those who shared tributes on their timeline following his death. The acclaimed actress described him as nothing but gracious. She added Gangstas Paradise Grammy award-winning status was equally important in propelling the films success. Heartbroken to hear of the passing of the gifted artist @coolio. A life cut entirely too short, she wrote on Instagram. I remember him being nothing but gracious. 30 years later I still get chills when I hear the song. Sending love and light to his family. A post shared by Michelle Pfeiffer (@michellepfeifferofficial) Aside from Pfeiffer, fellow hip-hop legends paid tribute to him. Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, MC Hammer, and more. Ice Cube, who worked alongside Coolio on Colorblind off of Death Certificate, reflected on Coolios rise. This is sad news. I witness first hand this mans grind to the top of the industry. Rest In Peace @Coolio, he wrote on Instagram. This is sad news. I witness first hand this mans grind to the top of the industry. Rest In Peace @Coolio