Grammy-winning rapper Coolio passes away at 59

The cause of his death was not immediately clear. He is best known for his songs Gangsta's Paradise and Fantastic Voyage.

Coolio won a Grammy for best solo rap performance for Gangsta's Paradise

His career took off with the 1994 release of his debut album on Tommy Boy Records, It Takes a Thief.

Its opening track, Fantastic Voyage, would reach No 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Social media reacted to the unexpected death. “This is sad news,” Ice Cube said on Twitter.

Source: HT