The Urban Buzz sends heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and fans of rapper Coolio, who died at age 59.

According to a report from TMZ, Cooli was visiting a friend and whent to the bathroom and never came out. The friend found him lying on the bathroom floor before emergency crews arrived on the scene.

While an official cause of death have yet to be released, TMZ reports cardiac arrest may have played a factor in Coolio’s death.

Coolio, born, Artis Ivey Jr., became a household name after his hit single “Gangsta’s Paradise.”

As the news broke, those who knew him paid homage.

“This is sad news,” Ice Cube wrote. “I witness first hand this man’s grind to the top of the industry. Rest In Peace.”

“One of the nicest dudes I’ve known,” MC Hammer posted. “Good people. R.I.P. Coolio”

Editor’s Note:

Can’t say I knew him well but I had met him many years ago in Los Angeles and everytime I would see him over the years since– it was always pleasant. He was a good brother. May he Rest In Paradise.“–Kevin Fleming, The Urban Buzz