“Last thing you told me when we last spoke a few months ago, you told me you loved how I keep things positive and to keep doing that,” Kel said in his lengthy and emotional Instagram post. “I will, Coolio, and thank you for sharing your light and your talent with us all.”
Coolio rapped the theme song for Mitchell and Thompson’s 1990s Nickelodeon sitcom, Kenan & Ken.
“This is sad news,” Ice Cube said of his fellow West Coast emcee. “I witness first hand this man’s grind to the top of the industry. Rest In Peace.”
According to TMZ, Ivey was visiting a friend’s house in LA Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 28) where he went into the bathroom and never came out. Coolio was discovered on the bathroom floor, unresponsive.
Paramedics were called to the scene, but the Grammy Award-winning rapper was pronounced dead. An apparent cardiac arrest caused his death.
Take a look through the numerous beautiful tributes below.
VIBE sends our deepest condolences to Coolio’s family, fans and friends during this time.
Rest in peace.