Coolio He was apparently in good health before his death, to the point where he was still wandering. The rapper died unexpectedly at the age of 59 on September 28 while visiting a friend in Los Angeles. Reports revealed that he was in the area to take care of his passport business as he was preparing to visit Germany in the coming days. But as it turns out, it wasn’t the only thing on his plate. TMZ reported that he was due to appear on one of Nick Cannon’s photos Wild out. Sources told the media he was scheduled to appear in Atlanta to film an episode of the show on Tuesday, September 20, but had to cancel at the last minute.
As it turns out, the show’s producers worked a long time to make it happen, but his travel plans changed at the last minute, and he couldn’t get a flight to Atlanta to accommodate the recording. Coolio was reportedly a big fan of the show and was confused that he couldn’t participate. Valentina Nicolette, who booked Coolio for the party, told TMZ that he was also planning to perform his single “Gangsta’s Paradise” during his time on the show. The song was part of the movie’s soundtrack dangerous mindsa story about a teacher who changes the course of disadvantaged and at-risk teens starring Michelle Pfeiffer.
Just a week before his death, the rapper performed with his friend Vanilla Ice at a concert in Texas. Both performers have been longtime friends, having shared the stage for the past six years as part of the “I Love The 90s” concert series. The show features famous works from the decade. The two hit the stage in Cypress, TX which ended up being Coolio’s last show.
Since learning of Collio’s death, Vanilla Ice has told TMZ he’s having trouble mourning, noting that he is “still in shock and fear.” The “Ice Ice Baby” rapper shared a video of the two on stage together, in which Coolio and Coolio translate a few rhymes. Coolio performed a 45-minute set. They hung in Ace’s dressing room, with shots of Collio smiling and talking about life. The last thing Coolio said to Vanilla Ice was, “See you tomorrow, my friend.”
Coolio lived in Las Vegas. He was the father of six children. The rapper was also married once from 1996 to 2000.
Artis Leon Ivey Jr. was born. in Los Angeles County in 1963, and Coolio became mainstream success in the 1990s. His most popular song was a single for the movie’s soundtrack dangerous minds, a song called “Gangster Paradise”. He also performed the song “Aw, Here It Goes!” For the 1996 Nickelodeon TV teen comedy series, Kinan Wakeel.
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