Rapper Coolio, best known for his GRAMMY-winning song "Gangsta's Paradise," died in Los Angeles at age 59, according to reports.
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TMZ first reported the news, which NBC News said the artist's manager confirmed Wednesday evening.
According to the rapper's longtime manager, Coolio -- whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr. -- collapsed while visiting a friend in Los Angeles.
"What I know now is that he was at a friend’s house and was in his bathroom and had a heart attack," his manager Jarez Posey told NBC News. He also told TMZ paramedics suspected he suffered cardiac arrest.
TMZ reported the friend became concerned when Coolio did not return from a trip to the bathroom. After waiting a while, the friend went looking for Coolio, found him lying on the floor, and called for help. First responders arrived and pronounced Coolio dead on the scene.
No official cause of death has been determined.