Artis Leon Ivey Jr. (August 1, 1963 – September 28, 2022), known professionally as Coolio, was an American rapper, record producer, and actor. Coolio achieved mainstream success in the mid-to-late 1990s with his albums It Takes a Thief (1994), Gangsta’s Paradise (1995), and My Soul (1997).

He is best known for his 1995 Grammy Award-winning hit single “Gangsta’s Paradise”, as well as other singles “Fantastic Voyage” (1994), “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New)” (1996), and “C U When U Get There” (1997).

He was also well-known for writing the theme song “Aw, Here It Goes!” for the Nickelodeon television series Kenan & Kel, which debuted in 1996. Since 1996, Coolio has independently released albums. He also trained as a chef, becoming the subject of the web series Cookin’ with Coolio and a cookbook. Ivey initially gained notoriety while performing with WC and his brother Crazy Toones in the Gangsta rap trio WC and the Maad Circle.

In Los Angeles, California, on September 28, 2022, he passed away. Although the exact cause of his death has not yet been established, cardiac arrest is thought to be the likely culprit.

Coolio had six children. He married Josefa Salinas in 1996, and they divorced in 2000.

Coolio cause of death

Coolio died on September 28, 2022. Coolio died Wednesday September 28th, due to cardio vascular issues. With a Long time cocaine use.

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