The City of New Orleans is mourning the loss of Local Rap Legend 5th Ward Weebie. He died on Thursday due to health issues. He was 42.
It was Weebie’s 2014 hit, “Let Me Find Out,” that earned him national attention, and he later collaborated with Drake on his No. 1 single “Nice For What,” along with local artist Big Freedia and producer BlaqNmilD.
The news of his death was announced on Thursday by Bounce artist P Town Moe, a close friend of Weebie via a video on Instagram.
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has also issued a statement.
“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,” New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell expressed in a statement to the local media.
It wasn’t long after the news of Weebie’s passing that close friends, colleagues and fans began to express their loss of such a prominent artist.
The sons and daughters of the city of New Orleans expressed their love as only New Orleanians can. A second line for Weebie was held at The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club. (By Loren Fouroux)