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Grammy-winning rapper Coolio dies

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Published: 21:45, 29 September 2022   Update: 21:46, 29 September 2022
Grammy-winning rapper Coolio dies

Coolio, the legendary West Coast rapper, died Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 59.

Los Angeles Police Department Public Information Officer Jeffrey Lee confirmed to Fox News Digital that the investigation is "a non suspicious death at this time."

The musician, whose full name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr., found incredible success with the Grammy Award-winning song "Gangsta's Paradise," and through his debut album, "It Takes a Thief," released in 1994 and which featured the song "Fantastic Voyage."

Authorities were investigating the death of a male adult, which was reported at 4 p.m. on "the 2900 block of Chesapeake Avenue."

"The individual that died and the cause of death will be done by the coroner's office," a LAPD public information officer said.

Coolio was nominated for six total Grammy awards during a decades-long career that began in the late-1980s.

He was born in Monessen, Pennsylvania south of Pittsburgh, and moved to Compton where he worked as a volunteer firefighter and in airport security before pursuing his passion in music.