The hip jump network is grieving the loss of one New Orleans’ most splendid stars.
fifth Ward Weebie — a rapper from the Big Easy known for being a significant player in the bob music scene — kicked the bucket on Thursday, his marketing specialist, Jonathan Thomas, affirmed to PEOPLE. He was 42.
The star, whose genuine name was Jerome Cosey, had experienced medical procedure for a burst corridor and passed on in the emergency clinic of related confusions, The New Orleans Advocate revealed.
“Jerome Cosey (fifth Ward Weebie) was and is a staple in New Orleans culture,” Thomas told CNN. “His enthusiasm for the city was exemplified on the greatest stages.”
“As of now we ask that fans and supporters be in a petition for the family as we grieve the passing of a music legend and pioneer of New Orleans music and culture,” Thomas added to PEOPLE. “More data will be made accessible in no time”
fifth Ward Weebie’s long vocation saw him become famous with hits like “Let Me Find Out,” “Get Out the Way” and “F—Katrina” — the last a tune to join those influenced by the staggering 2005 sea tempest.
His first record, Show the World, was discharged in 1999.
He additionally helped make ricochet music standard, cameoing on Drake’s 2018 hit “Decent for What,” and Lil Wayne’s 2009 track, “Curve It Ova.”
Of the numerous voices paying tribute to fifth Ward Weebie after his demise was New Orleans, Mayor LaToya Cantrell.
“It made me extremely upset to discover that Jerome Cosey — our fifth Ward Weebie — has passed,” she composed on Twitter.
“He was a notable character, a New Orleans legend, and a dearest companion,” Cantrell included. “He was the ricochet ruler who told us the best way to move, how to love and how to carry energy and mankind to all that we do. New Orleans has lost a foundation of our way of life. Our city won’t be the equivalent without his voice and his soul.”
Cantrell additionally shared a video of the star acting in the entryway of City Hall at her Black and Gold Pep Rally before the Saints versus Seattle Seahawks game in September.
fifth Ward Weebie is made due by his 11-year-old child, Jaron.