Coolio, the '90s rapper who illuminated the music outlines with hits like "Gangsta's Heaven" and "Phenomenal Journey."

His companion and director Jarez Posey told CNN. He was 59.

Cooley passed on Wednesday evening, Posey said.

Insights concerning what is going on were not promptly accessible.

When reached by CNN, Skipper Eric Scott of the Los Angeles Local group of fire-fighters affirmed.

That firemen and paramedics answered a bring in the 2900 block of South Chesapeake Ave at 4 p.m.

nearby time for a health related crisis report.

At the point when they showed up, they viewed as a lethargic male and performed "revival endeavors for around 45 minutes."

The patient "was articulated dead right away before 5:00 p.m.," Scott said.

"We are disheartened by the deficiency of our dear companion and client, Coolio.