The entertainment world is still mourning the loss of Coolio, after the rapper-turned-actor passed away at the age of 59 on Wednesday, September 28. News of Coolio’s passing was confirmed by his manager in a statement to TMZ, which reports that Coolio was found unconscious on the bathroom floor of a friend’s house, with paramedics arriving and pronouncing him dead at the scene. Since Coolio’s death was publicly confirmed, many have taken to social media to celebrate their favorite performances, whether in the world of music or film and television. Among them is his stint as Kwanzaabot in the beloved anime series. Futurama — and apparently the show will give him a strong start.
In a new interview with TMZ, Futurama Executive producer David X. Cohen revealed that Coolio recorded lines for Kwanzaabot just weeks before his death, which will be part of Hulu’s next 20 episodes. Futurama the comeback. Not only did Coolio record the lines, but he apparently styled an original song during the recording session. According to Cohen, the episode featuring Kwanzaabot will be dedicated to Coolio and feature him rapping over the closing credits. The show’s creative team reportedly wanted to give Coolio “the best send-off possible.”
“Coolio was one of my favorite guests,” Cohen said. TMZ. “He was always totally upbeat and really enjoyed coming to record as his Kwanzaabot character.”
Beginning in Season 3, Coolio voiced Kwanzaabot, one of Futurama‘s several Holiday-Bots. His scene-stealing performance as the character appeared in two episodes of the series, as well as the Bender’s big score related movie. In addition to his appearances on FuturamaCoolio’s screen performances included Leprechaun in the Hood, The Convent, Dracula 3000, and others. He would also appear in a handful of Marvel and DC adaptations, with small roles in batman and robin and the extended director’s cut of the original daredevil feature film. He released a total of eight studio albums during his career and contributed the song “Gangsta’s Paradise” to the Michelle Pfeiffer-directed film. dangerous spiritsand the Nickelodeon theme song Kenan and Kel.
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