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Weird Al, Kenan Thompson Among Celebrities Honoring Late Rapper Coolio

Weird Al, Kenan Thompson Among Celebrities Honoring Late Rapper Coolio

Celebrities and fans took to social media on Wednesday to honor rapper Coolio following his death at the age of 59.

Over the course of his career, Coolio received several accolades, including a Grammy Award, an American Music Award and three MTV Video Music Awards.

His Billboard Hot 100-topping song “Gangsta’s Paradise,” which interpolates part of Stevie Wonder’s “Pastime Paradise,” sold over 2 million copies worldwide and was featured in the 1995 movie “Dangerous Minds.”

Weird Al” Yankovic, who parodied “Gangsta’s Paradise” as “Amish Paradise,” tweeted a photo of him hugging the late musician:

Actor Michelle Pfeiffer, who starred in “Dangerous Minds” and was featured in the “Gangsta’s Paradise” video, wrote on her Instagram that she was “heartbroken” over his death:

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