Coolio, a rapper from 'Gangsta's Paradise, died Monday at age 59.

Coolio, the ’90s rapper who lit up the music charts with hits like “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” has died, his friend and manager Jarez Posey said Tuesday.

Posey said Coolio died during the afternoon hours of Wednesday in Los Angles. Details of the circumstances were not immediately available.

Capt Erik Scott from the Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed that firefighters and paramedics responded to a call in the 2900 block of South Chesapeake Ave. at 4pm

When they arrived, the men found an unresponsive male and performed "resuscitation efforts for approximately 45 minutes."

The patient was determined dead before 5pm on Monday, Scott said.

We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend and client, Coolio, who passed away this afternoon, said Coolio's talent manager Sheila Finegan in a statement.

He touched the world with the gift of his talent and will be missed deeply.

Worldwide, thank you to all who listen to his music and to all who have reached out regarding his passing.

Please keep Coolio's loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.

Coolio, 33, grew up in Compton, California.

In 1994, he spoke to the Los Angeles Times and said he fell into the drug scene but got himself out by pursuing a career as a firefighter.