Last night we had some amazing news that we had lost yet another of our hip hop legends before the age of 60.
Coolio was pronounced dead at the Los Angeles home of his longtime friend and manager Jarez Posey according to Yahoo! The official cause of death has not been officially released, however, it is believed that Artis born man Leon Ivey Jr. suffered a devastating heart attack.
Emergency personnel reported that paramedics performed extensive CPR in an effort to save Coolio’s life.
“…resuscitation efforts for approximately 45 minutes,” confirmed Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The patient “was determined dead just before 5:00 p.m.”
Coolio’s passing was obviously going to elicit a backlash from the hip-hop community and people he worked closely with in the industry, but it also revealed some friendships we didn’t know before…
Coolio’s love for cooking is evidenced by his cookbook titled Cooking with Coolio which provides the reader with over 70 different easy-to-cook recipes that can be on your plate in 30 minutes.
We can only imagine the pain his family and friends are feeling at this time and we send our heartfelt love and prayers for their peace and healing.