American Rapper Coolio dies at the age of 59.

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Coolio (Artis Leon Ive Jr.) died in Los Angeles at a friend's home

South of Pittsburgh is Pennsylvania Coolio's birthplace.

His "Fantastic Voyage" gained fame not only in America but all over the world.

He also worked as a volunteer firefighter and for airport security before rapping.

Coolio's career began in the late 1980s. When he was nominated for 5 Grammys.

His first album was "It Takes A Thief"

Coolio won a Grammy for best single rap in Gangsta's Paradise.

Gangsta's Paradise" for their song "Dangerous Minds" topped the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks.

Ice Cube tweeted "This is sad news." “It was the first time I saw someone on top of this industry.

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