Coolio to have ashes encased in JEWELRY for his children

Coolio has been cremated and his ashes will be encased in JEWELRY for his children and other family members to wear… after he died at age 59 last month

  • The late rapper will have his ashes encased in jewelry for his children
  • A death certificate revealed that the Gangsta’s Paradise hitmaker has already been cremated
  • Now his remains will be preserved in necklaces that will be distributed among his 10 children as well as other close relations, his representative shared

The late rapper Coolio, who died tragically at 59 last month, will have his ashes encased in jewelry for his children.

A death certificate obtained by TMZ this week revealed that the Gangsta’s Paradise hitmaker has already been cremated.

Now his remains will be preserved in necklaces that will be distributed among his 10 children as well as other close relations, his representative shared.

Dearly departed: The late rapper Coolio, who died tragically at 59 last month, will have his ashes encased in jewelry for his children; pictured last month in Chicago

The ashes will be kept in pendants on which each of his children will be able to arrange for customized inscriptions.

After the necklaces are sent around to Coolio’s loved ones, the remainder of the ashes are going to be kept in an urn.

Coolio shared four of his children – Artisha, Brandi, Jackie, and Artis – with his ex-wife Josefa Salinas whom he divorced in 2000.

The beloved rapper, whose real name was Artis Ivey Jr., had a further six children – Grtis, Milan, Darius, Zhaneand and twins Kate and Shayne – by various other women.

Family man: Now his remains will be preserved in necklaces that will be distributed among his 10 children as well as other close relations, his representative shared

Coolio was discovered on a friend’s bathroom floor last month and then pronounced dead of a suspected cardiac arrest.

His longtime girlfriend Mimi Ivey, who had been with him since 2012, exclusively told DailyMail.com how she reacted when she was told the news.

‘I just remember all of the air and life coming out of my body,’ she recalled. ‘I was outside, getting ready to take my son to football practice. All I remember was dropping to my knees. I collapsed.’ 

She revealed that in accordance with Coolio’s own instructions, he would not be having a full funeral and would be cremated.

Throwback: Coolio shared four of his children – Artisha, Brandi, Jackie, and Artis – with his ex-wife Josefa Salinas whom he is pictured with at the Space Jam premiere in 1996

The guest list for the cremation was so stringently limited that it even froze out some friends who had known him for decades.

A source close to Coolio informed DailyMail.com that the measure was taken to prevent a possible outbreak of tension between the mothers of his children.

Mimi, an exotic dancer and chef, revealed that she knew Coolio was seeing other women and that they had come to an arrangement as a couple.

‘We were best friends,’ she said. ‘We would talk about everything and joke and laugh about everything. There was never a dull moment being with him.’

Throwback: His longtime girlfriend Mimi Ivey, who had been with him since 2012, exclusively told DailyMail.com how she reacted when she was told the news

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