WOW this is crazy, I literally just saw Coolio in the airport lounge not long ago and wanted to ask for a pic sooo bad, but didn’t! Following the news that the rapper Coolio had passed away at the age of 59 on Wednesday (September 28), musicians, actors, and other stars are paying respect to him.

“This is sad news,” wrote Ice Cube. “I witness first hand this man’s grind to the top of the industry. Rest In Peace.”

“One of the nicest dudes I’ve known,” MC Hammer penned while LL wrote, “Rest in power my brother.”

His “Dangerous Minds” co-star Michelle Pfeiffer also shared a heartfelt message on Instagram. “Heartbroken to hear of the passing of the gifted artist Coolio,” Michelle Pfeiffer wrote alongside a clip from “Gangsta’s Paradise,” in which she appeared with the rapper. “I remember him being nothing but gracious. 30 years later, I still get chills when I hear the song.”