Sad update after rapper Coolio’s death ​

Wednesday - 28/12/2022 19:40 Author: Editors Desk Source: News Corp Australia Network:
Rapper Coolio sold millions of records – but he left behind a comparatively small estate which must now be split between seven of his children

Rapper Coolio, who died in late September, didn’t have a will in place, prompting his former manager to go to probate court on his behalf.

Jarez Posey has begun the legal process of having the late Gangsta’s Paradise rapper’s estate appraised, according to court documents obtained by The Blast this week.

The filing indicates Coolio’s seven adult children, who wear his ashes in necklaces, are listed as his next of kin and the probable beneficiaries of his estate, Page Six reports.
 

Coolio pictured in 2016. Picture: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images
Coolio pictured in 2016. Picture: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images


The petition estimates the value of Coolio’s estate to be more than $US300,000 ($A444,000), and it includes “personal property and demand deposit accounts, financial accounts, insurance policies and royalties”.

However, the exact value has yet to be determined.

Coolio, whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr, had 10 children in total.
 

He sold millions of records in the ’90s – but Coolio (left) died with a comparatively small estate. Picture: Jacqueline Vicario
He sold millions of records in the ’90s – but Coolio (left) died with a comparatively small estate. Picture: Jacqueline Vicario


The ’90s hitmaker was found dead at age 59 on the floor of his friend’s bathroom on September 28. Paramedics suspected Coolio suffered a cardiac arrest. 

Sources later told TMZ that friends believed his longtime struggle with asthma could have contributed to his death.

An official cause of death has not been given, as the autopsy results were deferred pending an additional investigation.

Montell Jordan, who was on tour with Coolio days before his death, told Page Sixexclusively that he would have never expected that his longtime friend’s death was imminent.

“I’ve been with him for weeks and for months now, and I did not know – and still don’t know – the circumstances behind his passing, but I did not see anything that would have given an indication that he was ill or that anything happened to him,” he said.

This story originally appeared on Page Six and is republished here with permission

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