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Who is Coolio? Death, Cause of Death, Age, Net Worth, Height, Movies, Biography, Wiki, Girlfriends, Wifes

Artis Leon Ivey Jr. mostly known by his stage name Coolio was an American-born rapper, singer, and actor who achieved his early fame by mainstreaming multiple albums and songs like It Takes a Thief (1994), From the Bottom 2 the Top (2009), Steal Hear (2008), etc. Apart from singing, he has also gained fame as an actor, who is mostly known for featuring the role of Mr. Wence in an American television sitcom comedy series titled The Teacher by The Katydids in 2016.

Coolio Biography / Wiki

Coolin was born on August 1, 1963, in Monessen, Pennsylvania, USA. He has completed his graduation from Compton Community college in Compton California. Before becoming a rapper and actor he used to work as a volunteer Firefighter and security at Los Angeles International Airport. 

After that in 1987, he stopped working as a security and began his rapping career by releasing his first single titled Whatcha Gonna Do. Then subsequently in 1991, he recorded his second song named LA rap scene, after acquiring fame as a singer.

Coolio Death and Cause of Death

On the 28th of September 2022, a piece of shocking news came out, when the manager of Coolio exclaimed that the popular American star Coolio was uncovered lifeless on his bathroom floor. As soon as the news went viral several millions of Coolio fans has given their last tribute to him. By the investigation of the authorities especially the police it was stated that Coolio died due to a cardiac arrest. 

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Coolio Age

As per Coolio’s date of birth, his age is 59 years (as of now, in 2022). 

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Coolio Height and Weight

Coolio’s height is about 5 feet 10 inches and his weight is approximately 73 kg.

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Coolio Albums and Collaborations

After separating from WC and the Maad Circle, in 1994, Coolio teamed up with Tommy Boy Records an American independent record label and multimedia brand which was founded in 1981. Alongside them, he released his first-ever solo album titled It Takes a Thief. Afterward, he released his single titled Fantastic Voyage which received a heavy response from the audiences on MTV, following the footsteps the song was ranked no 3 on the Billboard Hot 10, that year.

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Not only this he has also showcased some exceptionally hit albums like Gangsta’s Paradise (1995), My Soul (1997), El Cool Magnifico (2002), The Return of the Gangsta (2006), Steal Hear (2008), From the Bottom 2 the Top (2009), etc. Apart from this, his most popular album was Gansta’s paradise. 

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Coolio Controversies and Chartable works

Being a popular celebrity Coolio has also engaged in a few controversies as well. In 1998, Coolio was charged with a fine of $17,000 by the court of Boblingen for causing bodily injury and robbery. In 2016, Coolio and his crewmates were arrested at the Los Angeles Internation Airport for having a loaded firearm in their book bags.

He was also sentenced to three years of Probation and 45 days of Community service. Then in 2017, he was stopped by the authorities of Singapore upon landing at Changi Internation Airport at the Immigration and checkpoints.

Apart from controversies, Coolio has even been engaged in several charitable works. In July 2008, Coolio alongside Jazz and Juarez was made the spokespersons of the group Environmental Justice and Climate Change to give a speech at many historically black colleges and universities in America about the bad effects of Global warming. He has also been the spokesperson for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. He has also donated several amounts of money to orphans children’s organizations.

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Coolio alongside his friend

Coolio Acting Career

Coolio began his acting career with a 2015 American sitcom television series titled The Parent ‘Hood, featuring the role of The Gangster. The same year he then appeared in Marti an American television series by John BowmanMartin Lawrence. From 1995–96 he worked in 2 Episodes in All That, in 2016 he was signed as a cast in 3 tv series featuring the role of The Bacchus Host, and Sex Educator in Space: Above and Beyond a science fiction based series, Dangerous Minds a dramatic series and lastly Sabrina The Teenage Witch a horror series.

Apart from this, he has also appeared in Make My Day in 2003, Joey in 2005, in 2008 he worked in 2 tv series named Cookin’ with Coolio and Coolio’s Rules, etc. Recently he was seen in Teachers and Let’s Be Real a comedy series.

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Coolio Family

Artis was born in Monessen Pennsylvania to a middle-class American family, his parent’s names are Jackie Slater and Artis Leon Ivey Sr. Additionally he has a sibling named Malieek Straughter.

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Coolio performing a concert in America

Coolio Relationship

In 1996, Coolio has married Josefa Salinas, but after 4 years in 2000, the couple got separated due to some personal reasons. Coolio is the father of 6 official and 4 unofficial childrens whose names are Shayne Ivey, Kate Ivey, Darius Ivey, Artisha Ivey, Zhaneand Ivey, Jackie Ivey, Brandi Ivey, Artis Ivey, Milan Ivey, Grtis Ivey, etc. Earlier to his death, it was exclaimed that he was dating Mimi Ivey an American-based actress, model, and social media influencer. 

Coolio’s Net Worth 

The popular rapper and actor Coolio’s net worth as of now in 2022 are calculated to be about 13 Million USD. The major sources of his income are estimated from brand promotions, acting, and singing. He also brings out a massive amount from business activities as well.

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Does Coolio, Consume Alcohol?Yes
Does he, Smoke?Yes
Does he, Drive?Yes
Does Coolio, Swims?Yes
Does he know cooking?Yes
Is he a Yoga Practitioner?Not Disclosed
Does Gym?Yes
Is Coolio a Jogger?Not Disclosed
Eating Habit?Not Disclosed


Who is Coolio?

Coolio was an American award-winning actor, singer, and songwriter who achieved global fame by throwing his exceptional vocal and acting skills in several albums and tv series. Due to his exceptional work as a singer in 1995, Coolio was honored with a Grammy award for his single hit titled Gansta’s Paradise.

Is Coolio married?

Coolio was single at the time of his death.

What is the age of Coolio?

The age of Coolio is 59 years ( as of 2022).

When is the Birthday of Coolio?

Coolio’s birthday is on August 1, 1963.

What is the Zodiac Sign of Coolio?

The Zodiac Sign of Coolio is Virgo.

How tall is Coolio?

Coolio is 5 feet 10 inches tall.

Where is Coolio from?

Coolio is from Monessen, Pennsylvania, U.S.

How much is the net worth of Coolio?

Coolio net worth as of now in 2022 is about 13 million USD.

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