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Coolio, ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper, dead at 59

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By Sandra Gonzalez, CNN

Coolio, the ’90s rapper who lit up the music charts with hits like “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” has died, his friend and manager Jarez Posey, told CNN. He was 59.

Posey said Coolio died in the afternoon hours local time in Los Angles on Wednesday.

Details on the circumstances were not immediately available.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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Megan Thomas contributed to this report.

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