Coolio has been cremated and his ashes ‘will be encased in jewellery for family’


According to a death certificate acquired by TMZ, the late rapper, born Artis Leon Ivey Jr., who passed away last month at the age of 59, had already undergone cremation.

The publication claimed that a spokesperson for the ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ singer, who has ten children, informed them that each of his offspring will receive a necklace and a pendant to keep their ashes.

“A few other close family members will get them, too,” it continued.

Each of the rapper’s sons and daughters will “get to pick customized inscriptions for their jewelry,” according to a separate TMZ report from Friday (07.10.22), and “the rest of Coolio’s ashes will go into an urn once all the necklaces are dispersed.”

Artisha, Brandi, Jackie, and Artis were four of Coolio’s children with ex-wife Josefa Salinas, from whom he divorced her in 2000.

From various partnerships, he also had six more kids: twins Kate and Shayne, Grtis, Milan, Darius, and Zhane.

According to Mail Online, Coolio’s cremation had a “strictly limited” guest list that “froze out some pals who had known him for decades.”

According to DailyMail.com, the action was taken to avert a “potential eruption of animosity between the moms of his children.”

Mimi Ivey, a chef and exotic dancer who had been dating the rapper since 2012, said that she was aware that Coolio was seeing other women, and the two of them had come to an agreement as a pair.

We were best pals, she told DailyMail.com. We would joke about and laugh about everything while talking about everything. With him, there was never a dull moment.

During his ascent to prominence, Coolio overcame struggles with poverty and drug addiction. Last month, he was found dead on a friend’s toilet floor and was later ruled to have died of a suspected heart attack.

According to Coolio’s longtime manager Jarez Posey, the rapper went to the restroom before he passed away and never came back.

Eventually, the musician’s worried friend went to check on Coolio and discovered him unconscious on the floor.

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