Coolio said he had five grandchildren months before death at 59

Beloved late rapper Coolio was very a lot a household man earlier than his sudden loss of life at age 59 this week.

The “Gangsta’s Paradise” hitmaker usually gushed about his life not solely as a father however as a grandfather.

Months earlier than his loss of life on Wednesday, Coolio — actual identify Artis Leon Ivey Jr. — opened up about what it’s wish to expertise his youngsters have their very own youngsters.

In March, Coolio, a father of 10, informed Australian TV present Immediately Additional he was additionally a proud grandfather of 5 youngsters.

When requested what his youngsters considered his common present “Cookin’ with Coolio” which aired on the time, the rapper revealed the suggestions he acquired was optimistic.

“They prefer it. ‘Daddy, are you able to prepare dinner this for me?’ ‘Daddy, are you able to make that for me?’ It hasn’t modified. My youngsters are all grown-ups. I’ve 5 grandchildren now,” he stated.

He was then requested what his grandkids considered his profitable rap profession, which noticed him win the 1996 Grammy Award for Greatest Rap Solo Efficiency.

Coolio received a Grammy for his work on “Gangsta’s Paradise.”

Coolio stated that whereas his grandchildren “haven’t figured it out but,” he did hope they’d be concerned with music sooner or later.

The rapper’s official reason for loss of life is pending although cardiac arrest is suspected. Paramedics tried to revive Coolio with CPR when he was discovered unresponsive at a good friend’s Los Angeles residence, in accordance with 4Uetc.

Shortly after information of his loss of life, rap and hip-hop’s largest names, together with Snoop Dogg, Ice Dice, and LL Cool J, rushed to social media to pay their respects.

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