Coolio recorded the audio for the show ‘Futurama’ before the sudden death


One of Coolio’s last television performances will be in the anime series “Futurama.”

The rapper died Wednesday at the age of 59 in Los Angeles.

David X. Cohen, executive producer of “Futurama,” revealed to TMZ that the “Gangsta’s Paradise” singer recorded lines for the new season – due out in 2023.

While the sci-fi sitcom was canceled in 2013, a 20-episode revival is coming to Hulu next year.

Coolio had previously appeared on the show, playing the character of Kwanzaa-bot. His first appearance was in 2001.

Cohen told the outlet that Coolio “looked and sounded great as always when writing his lines. [and] even taking over the recording session by producing tracks on the fly for the episode.

The show will dedicate its episode to the Compton native and his raps will be laid over the closing credits.

That’s how the production team, according to Cohen, can give Coolio “the best send-off possible.”

The ‘Futurama’ producer wants to give Coolio “the best send-off possible.”
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“Coolio was one of my favorite guests. He was always totally upbeat and really enjoyed coming to record as his Kwanzaa-bot character,” Cohen said.

Kwanza-bot is the Kwanzaa equivalent of Santa Claus robot and Hanukkah zombie. The character traveled the world during Kwanzaa and distributed the book “What is Kwanza?” He apparently distributed literature for 647 years and still, according to the arc of the series, no one understands what the African American party is.

Coolio was found dead on the bathroom floor of a friend’s house in Los Angeles, his manager, Jarez Posey, told TMZ on September 28.

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Kwanza-bot, Santa’s robot and Hanukkah zombie in an episode of “Futurama”.
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He was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics and it is suspected that he died of cardiac arrest.

Celebrities such as Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Ice Cube and more paid their respects on Wednesday.

“Rest in power my brother. @Coolio Love & Respect,” rapper LL Cool J wrote.

“This is sad news. I witness first hand the grind of this man at the top of the industry,” Ice Cube tweeted. “Rest in peace.”

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