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Coolio's hit Gangsta’s Paradise returns to the charts

Coolio's hit track 'Gangsta's Paradise' has returned to the charts in the aftermath of his death. The rapper passed away aged 59 after being found unresponsive at a friend's house in Los Angeles on September 28 and news of his loss sent shockwaves around the world, with many fans revisiting the classic 1995 single which made him a household name. It's now been revealed the song has returned to the charts across the globe, with Billboard.
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Coolio happy and healthy in a newly shared fan video taken at an airport... days before sudden death
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 59She 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.  That show last Friday, in which he performed alongside Vanilla Ice, would turn out to be his last.The musician, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr, was found unresponsive on a bathroom floor of a friend's house in Los Angeles at around 4pm on Wednesday.  Excited fan: One person, a woman named Mika Janday, interacted with the 59-year-old star at the Houston airport hours before his final performance View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mika Janday (@chocstarr313) Tributes: Questlove posted a throwback image in tribute to the late starIn the wake of the unexpected loss, 90s rapper Vanilla Ice spoke out about his friend.Ice - real name Robert Matthew Van Winkle - told TMZ he lost sleep Wednesday night over the news and was 'still in shock and freaking out' by Thursday morning.'My heart goes out to all the family.
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Coolio's cause of death – how did Gangsta's Paradise rapper die?
Coolio has died, as confirmed by his manager.Real name Artis Leon Ivey Jr, Coolio started his career in the 1980s, though he received meteoric success after the release of his 1995 hit Gangsta’s Paradise.It even earned him a Grammy for best solo rap performance, cementing him as one of the all-time greats in the industry.The song stayed at number one in the US charts for three solid weeks, before he went on to earn five Grammys over the course of his historic career.News of his death has sent shockwaves across the music industry, with fellow artists and fans sending sharing their love and respect for the artist.As confirmed by his longtime manager Jarez Posey, Coolio was visiting his friend’s house in Los Angeles when he collapsed to the floor on Wednesday (September 28).He apparently died of a heart attack after being found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of the LA home.However, this manager told TMZ that paramedics believe he may have died due to cardiac arrest.Paramedics were called to the scene at 4am for a medical emergency and when they arrived at the home, the rapper was pronounced dead.Police sources also told the outlet that no drugs or drug paraphernalia were found at the scene of Coolio's death.The exact cause of death is still to be confirmed.There was an immediate outpourin of love for the rapper, with tens of thousands turning to social media to share their grief over the news.Snoop Dogg simply wrote: “Gangstas paradise. R I P,” while sharing a picture of the two artists during the shoot of their Gangsta Walk music video from 2006."This is sad news.
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