Folks from all world wide are mourning the loss of rapper Coolio — together with a few of hip hop’s greatest names.
Fellow rapper Ice Dice, who collaborated on quite a few songs with the Grammy winner, took to Twitter on Wednesday evening to pay tribute to the late musician.
“That is unhappy information. I witness first hand this man’s grind to the highest of the trade,” he tweeted alongside reviews of Coolio’s passing, including “Relaxation In Peace.”
“I’m freaking out I simply heard my good good friend Coolio handed away,” the “Ice Ice Child” rapper tweeted. The pair toured collectively final 12 months.
Actor Martin Lawrence additionally took to Twitter to ship his “deepest condolences and prayers” to the rapper’s household.
Questlove shared a photo of Coolio — whose actual title is Artis Leon Ivey Jr. — on his Instagram, writing, “Peaceable Journey Brother.”
The host of “Sizzling Ones,” Sean Evans, mirrored on assembly the enduring rapper again in 2016 throughout his appearance on the hit YouTube series.
“First CD I ever purchased in my life and essentially the most legendary Wing 10 Final Dab these eyes have ever seen,” he tweeted with an image of the rapper’s “Gangsta’s Paradise” album cowl, including, “RIP Coolio.”
Fellow 90’s rap icon MC Hammer additionally showed love to the late rapper on Twitter, calling him “one of many nicest dude I’ve ever identified.”
The “Gangsta’s Paradise” rapper died on Wednesday at age 59, according to TMZ.
Per the rapper’s longtime supervisor, Jarez, Coolio was at a good friend’s house in Los Angeles when he went to make use of the restroom.
After noticing the rapper was taking a very long time, the good friend went to go test on him — solely to seek out the rapper unconscious on the bottom.
After the paramedics arrived, the “C U When You Get There” rapper was pronounced lifeless.
Whereas it hasn’t been confirmed, medics imagine the rapper went into cardiac arrest.
He’s survived by his six kids and ex-wife, Josefa Salina.