Rapper Coolio, known for 'Gangsta's Paradise', dies in Los Angeles at 59

 The rapper Coolio has died, NBC Los Angeles reported Wednesday, citing his manager, Jarez Posey.

The artist, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr., may have died of a heart attack, although an official cause of death has not yet been released, the television station reported, citing Posey.

Coolio was best known for his Grammy Award-winning song "Gangsta's Paradise." The celebrity gossip website TMZ reported that the rapper died in Los Angeles.

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