Jarez Posey, the manager of Grammy-winning rapper Coolio, confirmed the rapper's death to ABC News on Wednesday.

After Coolio did not come out of the bathroom, emergency personnel were called after he wasn't responding to calls

Coolio's legal name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of death.

The death of Coolio, the beloved client and friend of Trinity Artists International, was deeply saddening to us, said Coolio's representative, Sheila Finegan

Thanks to everyone who has listened to and reached out in respect of Coolio's passing,

 I know he will be missed deeply. I ask all of you to keep his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.

Fans, friends, and fellow hip-hop stars paid tribute to Coolio on social media as news spread.

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