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Michelle Pfeiffer left ‘heartbroken’ by death of rap star Coolio

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Hollywood star Michelle Pfeiffer said she was “heartbroken” to learn the news that 59-year-old rap star Coolio had died.

Coolio’s song Gangsta’s Paradise was used in Pfeiffer’s 1995 movie Dangerous Minds, becoming a massive global hit.

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Coolio – real name Artis Leon Ivey Jr – died on Wednesday in Los Angeles of a suspected cardiac arrest.

Pfeiffer took to Instagram, sharing a picture of herself with Coolio and describing him as “nothing but gracious.”

“Heartbroken to hear of the passing of the gifted artist Coolio,” she wrote.

“A life cut entirely too short.

Michelle Pfeiffer has paid tribute to Coolio. Credit: Getty/Instagram

“As some of you may know, I was lucky enough to work with him on Dangerous Minds in 1995.

“He won a Grammy for his brilliant song on the soundtrack – which I think was the reason our film saw so much success.

“I remember him being nothing but gracious.

“30 years later, I still get chills when I hear the song.”

Michelle Pfeiffer in the video for Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise. Credit: YouTube

She concluded: “Sending love and light to his family. Rest in Power, Artis Leon Ivey Jr.”

Fans and followers thanked the Hollywood star for paying tribute.

“I loved this film so much. And this song, oh this song! Sending love,” wrote comedian Celeste Barber.

Coolio in 1995. Credit: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

“Thank you for posting and honouring him,” another follower wrote.

“The way this song still hits! I hear it on the radio and the volume goes all the way up,” another wrote.

Coolio’s friend and manager Jarez Posey confirmed the rapper died on Wednesday afternoon local time in Los Angeles.

The musician was visiting a friend when he suddenly passed away, according to a TMZ report.

Coolio during The 24th Annual American Music Awards at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Chris Walter/WireImage

Posey told the publication that Coolio had gone to the bathrooms and “when he didn’t come out after a while” they discovered him on the floor.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Paramedics sent to the house reportedly believe his suffered cardiac arrest.

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Source: 7News