Rapper Coolio had a dog in the early 2000s which was a pitbull named Platinum. Platinum made one notable public appearance with Coolio when he walked the red carpet for the 2002 Pet Spectacular at the Staples Center in LA, which was a fundraiser for the Pet Orphans Fund. It’s not publicly known if Coolio had a dog or any pets at the time of his death.
August 1, 1963 (60)
Artis Leon Ivey Jr., better known as Coolio, was an American rapper, music producer, and actor who lived from August 1, 1963, until September 28, 2022. He’s most well known for his hit single “Gangsta’s Paradise” (1995), which is considered one of the most successful rap songs of all time, setting multiple sales records and winning multiple awards, including the Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance. “Gansta’s Paradise” was featured on the soundtrack to the 1995 film Dangerous Minds, starring Michelle Pfeiffer. The song is also known for its parody “Amish Paradise” (1996) by Weird Al. He’s also known for the hit songs “Fantastic Voyage” (1994), “1, 2, 3, 4, (Sumpin’ New)” (1996), and “C U When U Get There” (1997). Coolio passed away on September 28, 2022, with his manager saying that it appeared he had a heart attack.