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Squirrel Man

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I'm not a big rap fan but he's a big name in the industry and just 59. Wow...


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I tried to find a Youtube of it but couldn't, but I remember seeing Wayne Newton covering Gangsters Paradise on TV once.
 

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I found this:

While at a friend's Los Angeles house on September 28, 2022, Coolio was discovered unresponsive on a bathroom floor. He was pronounced dead by first responders. He was 59 years old at the time of his death. Police have opened an investigation into his death, though foul play is not suspected, and Coolio's manager stated he appeared to have had a heart attack.[46][47]
 

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Not a fan of the style myself but big respect for the roll he played in pioneering the field, RIP and my thoughts go out to his friends and family.
 

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You guys are bad at eulogizing ... "Gangsta's Paradise" was genius. It can't be easy when the first song you're associated with gets such an enormous reaction that everything that comes after is judged by an impossible-to-meet standard.

It also can't be easy to meet outsized expectations for you to roll like a rock star 24/7 three decades later.

Seemed like a good Dude and I'm sure there are a lot of people who miss him and, like me, think it's more than distasteful that some people greet the news with unfounded speculation about the cause of his death.

R.I.P. Coolio.
 

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You guys are bad at eulogizing ... "Gangsta's Paradise" was genius. It can't be easy when the first song you're associated with gets such an enormous reaction that everything that comes after is judged by an impossible-to-meet standard.

It also can't be easy to meet outsized expectations for you to roll like a rock star 24/7 three decades later.

Seemed like a good Dude and I'm sure there are a lot of people who miss him and, like me, think it's more than distasteful that some people greet the news with unfounded speculation about the cause of his death.

R.I.P. Coolio.

Quote the post that did this.
 


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