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 and fellow rapper Ice Cube, who featured Coolio and his group WC and the Maad Circle on the song “Color Blind,” also paid tribute on Twitter:
— Ice Cube (@icecube) September 29, 2022
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:
Read more Coolio tributes from musicians, actors and fans below:
I’m freaking out I just heard my good friend Coolio passed away.
— Vanilla Ice (@vanillaice) September 29, 2022
One of the nicest dudes I’ve known.
Good people. R.I.P. Coolio 🕊 🌹 🕊 pic.twitter.com/yQF9ZonbKA
— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) September 29, 2022
Coolio was the West Coast Flavor Flav,,, He loved telling everyone that. We was supposed to perform together this Tuesday. #RIP my friend.
— FLAVOR FLAV (@FlavorFlav) September 29, 2022
— Martin Lawrence (@realmartymar) September 29, 2022
Also born on Aug 1st …Coolio was a @hiphopgods MC from LowProfile on up. We did a parody film Burn Hollywood Burn 1997 where I threw in acting because we sought the score & soundtrack. We were called the Brothers @Coolio had plenty funny real stories #RestInBeatspic.twitter.com/2y7BFBEG0M
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) September 29, 2022
My deepest condolences go out to the family, friends & fans on the loss of @Coolio. This photo from when we did @ABCNetwork#GreatestHits together. Awesome guy who will be missed. #Cooliopic.twitter.com/tBurdvSiuE
— Bret Michaels (@bretmichaels) September 29, 2022
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.