Death – Obituary: Family and friends are mourning the death of rapper 5th Ward Webbie, who has died at the age of 42 .
Weebie, whose real name was Jerome Cosey, died Thursday, according to his publicist. He’d been hospitalized after complications from heart surgery, local media reported.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media by
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It broke my heart to learn that Jerome Cosey — our 5th Ward Weebie — has passed. Let me find out you didn’t know who he was … He was an iconic personality, a New Orleans legend, and a beloved friend. He was the Bounce King, who showed us how to move, how to love, and how to bring passion and humanity to everything we do. New Orleans has lost a cornerstone of our culture. Our City will not be the same without his voice and his spirit. May he rest in God’s perfect peace. 5th Ward Weebie was a driving force in New Orleans’ Bounce music scene, producing such hits as “Get Out The Way” and “Let Me Find Out” along with a cathartic single about Hurricane Katrina. Most recently he performed at our Black and Gold Pep Rally in the lobby of City Hall in advance of the New Orleans Saints’ game against the Saints’ 33-27 win over the Seattle Seahawks. @5thwardweebie
Cause of Death.
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