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Coolio revealed he had five grandchildren just months before he died

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Moment Coolio shocks Aussie TV hosts by revealing he has FIVE grandchildren in TV interview just months before he died at age 59

Coolio, the American rapper known for his ’90s hit Gangsta’s Paradise, spoke about life as a grandfather in one among his last television interviews just six months ago.

The musician and father of 10, whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr, died at a friend’s house in Los Angeles on Wednesday on the age of 59.

He revealed on Australian TV show Today Extra in March that he had five young grandchildren, which left hosts Sylvia Jeffreys and David Campbell visibly surprised.

Coolio, the American rapper known for his ’90s hit Gangsta’s Paradise, spoke about life as a grandfather in one among his last television interviews just six months ago 

Coolio was in Melbourne promoting the Made within the ’90s Festival, a nostalgia concert tour featuring popular artists from the early Nineties.

He was asked what his children considered his popular online cooking show, and replied: ‘They prefer it. “Daddy, are you able to cook this for me?” “Daddy, are you able to make that for me?” It hasn’t modified. My kids are all grown-ups. I actually have five grandchildren now.’

Jeffreys and Campbell were shocked that Coolio had so many grandchildren in his fifties.

Campbell then asked Coolio what his grandchildren considered his rap profession. 

He said they were still ‘babies’ and ‘have not figured it out yet’, before expressing his hope that they grow as much as turn into involved in music one way or the other.

He revealed on Australian TV show Today Extra in March that he had five young grandchildren, which left hosts Sylvia Jeffreys (centre) and David Campbell (left) visibly surprised

He revealed on Australian TV show Today Extra in March that he had five young grandchildren, which left hosts Sylvia Jeffreys (centre) and David Campbell (left) visibly surprised 

The musician and father of 10, whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr, died at a friend's house in Los Angeles on Wednesday at the age of 59. Coolio is survived by his ex-wife Josefa Salinas, whom he married in 1996. The former couple split four years later after having four children

The musician and father of 10, whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr, died at a friend’s house in Los Angeles on Wednesday on the age of 59. Coolio is survived by his ex-wife Josefa Salinas, whom he married in 1996. The previous couple split 4 years later after having 4 children

He was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of a friend's house in LA at about 4pm on Wednesday. (Pictured: Coolio at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City)

He was found unresponsive on the lavatory floor of a friend’s house in LA at about 4pm on Wednesday. (Pictured: Coolio on the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards in Recent York City)

Coolio is assumed to have had as many as 10 children, with some allegations that he had more with multiple women.

He had 4 children together with his ex-wife Josefa Salinas: daughters Artisha, Brandi and Jackie, and son Artis.

Coolio was married to Salinas from 1996 to 2000.

The musician was a keen chef and launched the popular web series Cookin' with Coolio. He also released a cookbook, titled Cookin' with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price (pictured)

The musician was a keen chef and launched the favored web series Cookin’ with Coolio. He also released a cookbook, titled Cookin’ with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price (pictured)

Coolio died on Wednesday in downtown Los Angeles. He was found unresponsive on the lavatory floor of a friend’s house at about 4pm.

Medics pronounced him dead on the scene, and an autopsy is now under solution to establish the official reason for death, though law enforcement sources said ‘no drugs or drug paraphernalia were found’ and so they don’t suspect foul play.

Paramedics suspected he suffered a cardiac arrest, based on the star’s longtime manager Jarez Posey.

Many celebrities have taken to social media to share their condolences, including Michelle Pfeiffer, Ice Cube and MC Hammer. 

Michelle Pfeiffer led tributes to Coolio, after they worked together in the 1995 film Dangerous Minds, which featured Gangsta's Paradise on its soundtrack

Michelle Pfeiffer led tributes to Coolio, after they worked together within the 1995 film Dangerous Minds, which featured Gangsta’s Paradise on its soundtrack

Pfeiffer and Coolio worked together within the 1995 film Dangerous Minds, which had Gangsta’s Paradise on its soundtrack. She featured within the song’s famous music video.

‘Heartbroken to listen to of the passing of the gifted artist @coolio. A life cut entirely too short,’ the actress wrote on Instagram.

‘As a few of chances are you’ll know I used to be lucky enough to work with him on Dangerous Minds in 1995. He won a Grammy for his good song on the soundtrack – which I believe was the explanation our film saw a lot success.’

Other celebrities including Ice Cube and MC Hammer shared tributes

 Other celebrities including Ice Cube and MC Hammer shared tributes

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