By now, we are guessing all of you know that the Gangsta’s Paradise rapper Coolio has passed away at the age of 59. This must be a very difficult time for all the friends and family of the artist.
According to the reports of TMZ, Coolio passed away at a friend’s house on September 28, 2022, Wednesday. The parademics think that he died due to cardiac arrest. Up until now, the cause of his death has not been confirmed. Keep reading further to learn more about the rapper including his net worth.
A look at Coolio’s net worth as he passes away at 59
Coolio, whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr., worked hard in the 1990s and he was able to establish his name in the field of music. He became one of the biggest names in the rap world.
According to the reports of Celebrity Net Worth, the C U When You Get There rapper had an estimated net worth of $1.5 million at the time of his death.
Coolio came into the spotlight in the 90s with his song Gangsta’s Paradise. He made the smashing hit song for the 1995 film Dangerous Minds. Let us tell you an interesting fact, the song Gangsta’s Paradise stayed on the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks in a row.
At that point in time, the rapper’s song Gangsta’s Paradise bagged the title of No.1 single of the year in the United States. The song went on to become one of the best rap songs of all time.
Coolio rose to prominence in the 90s
Coolio released his first song Whatcha Gonna Do? in the year 1987 and then, he joined the band group WC and the Maad Circle in 1991. After a while, he signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1994.
The rapper’s debut solo album It Takes a Thief saw the light of the day in 1994. Fantastic Voyage was the lead single on his album. The lead track of his debut album landed at spot No. 8 on Billboard Hot 200 album chart.
Coolio was well known for the theme song Aw, Here It Goes. He created the track for the Nickelodeon show Kenan & Kel. The rapper dropped his second studio album named Gangsta’s Paradise in the year 1994.
His third album My Soul came out in 1997. The single C U When You Get There r from his third album became a major hit and it found itself at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Then, Coolio kept releasing studio albums one after the other in the later years, such as Coolio.com in 2001, El Cool Magnifico in 2022, The Return of the Gangsta in 2006, Steal Hear in 2008, and From the Bottom 2 of the Top in 2009.
Coolio also participated in reality shows
Yes, you read that right. Apart from being a rapper, Coolio also made a couple of television appearances. He is well known for his appearance on the reality show Celebrity Big Brother in 2009.
Along with this, Coolio also appeared as a contestant on Comeback – Die große Chance and he starred in Food Network Series’s Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off in 2012.
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