Coolio's website crashes following his death

Fans trying to grab his merch were met by bold "404 error, page not found" response

dead at 59. His website crashed following his death
US rapper Coolio dead at 59. His website crashed following his death
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Following the sudden passing away of American rapper, Artis Leon Ivey Jr popularly known as Coolio fans flocked to his website to grab his official merch while still in stock.

Following the overwhelming number of people on the website making purchases, it was noted that after a while fans trying to access the website were being met with the bold ominous "404 error."

The rapper's merch store was out of service as of yesterday morning and people were unable to grab Coolio swag online.

On attempts to access the website one was instead seeing the message, "Page not found. Somehow you have come to a page that does not exist."

There are only about three possible reasons why one would come across such a response.

One this would come up if the page were deleted if it was blocked by your network provider/ restricted on Wi-Fi or because of heavy traffic. 

And the heavy traffic is certainly the cause as the page had been active all through Wednesday and Thursday after the rapper's untimely death.

The site is stocked with lots of great finds for Coolio fans such as t-shirts, fanny packs, mugs, hoodies, and face masks.

Coolio, known for the iconic hit Gangsta's Paradise, died at the age of 59 on Wednesday. 

His longtime manager Jarez Posey told US media the artist was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of a friend's house in Los Angeles.

However, the exact cause of his death on Wednesday has not yet been revealed.

Mr. Posey told TMZ, which first reported the news, that paramedics believed he may have had a cardiac arrest.

Coolio started making music in the 1980s, but he cemented his place in hip hop history when he recorded Gangsta's Paradise in 1995.

He went ahead to win a Grammy for Gangsta's Paradise, which was part of the soundtrack for the movie Dangerous Minds starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

 The haunting track continues to be widely listened to and has just passed a billion streams on Spotify, according to his official website.

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