Gangsta's Paradise rapper Coolio dies in Los Angeles aged 59, according to his manager

It was believed to be the biggest-selling single of 1995 worldwide, and went to number one in at least 19 countries. In Australia, it stayed at number one for 13 weeks and was 1995's biggest-selling single.

US rapper Coolio — who made huge progress with his 1995 hit Gangsta's Heaven — has passed on matured 59.

Coolio's long-term director Jarez Posey said the rapper was found dead in the restroom of a companion's home in Los Angeles on Wednesday neighborhood time.

The reason for death was not quickly clear.

Coolio — whose genuine name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr — was among hip jump's greatest names of the 1990s.