R.I.P.: Coolio

Right On! wishes to extend condolences to the family and extended family of Coolio, who passed away at age 59 on September 28, 2022. Coolio, who started out as a rapper in  California, was known for such songs as “Gangster’s Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage.”   In recent years, he had appeared on numerous reality series, including Bravo’s newest culinary competition series, “Recipe for Deception” and Oxygen’s “Coolio’s Rules.”

According to TMZ, Coolio (Artis Leon Ivey Jr.) who was at one point a member of the West Coast group, WC and the Maad Circle was found “unresponsive” at a friend’s home. No specific confirmed  details are available at this time.


We will never forget the impact Coolio made on pop culture, and his early unusual hairstyles gave him a boost with the mainstream audience.