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

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Posey said Coolio died Wednesday afternoon.
Details on the circumstances were not immediately available.

The rapper was among hip-hop's greatest names of the 1990s with hits including "Gangsta's Heaven" and "Phenomenal Journey,"

Brought into the world in Monessen, Pennsylvania , Coolio moved to California. He was raised in Northern California, where his mom sent him since she felt the city was excessively risky.

Coolio won a Grammy for best performance rap execution for "Gangsta's Heaven," the 1995 hit from the soundtrack of the Michelle Pfeiffer film "Hazardous Personalities"

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