Rapper Lil Wayne mourns police officer who saved his life after suicide attempt at the age of 12
Lil Wayne has paid tribute to Robert Hoobler, a former New Orleans police officer who saved the rapper’s life following a suicide attempt when he was a child.
As the New Orleans Advocate reports, Hoobler – who Lil Wayne affectionately referred to as Uncle Bob – was found dead in his home in Louisiana last Friday (July 22). He was 65 years old, and had been dealing with health issues following a car accident and a struggle with diabetes. Rapper Lil Wayne mourns police officer who saved his life after suicide attempt at the age of 12
“Everything happens for a reason. I was dying when I met u at this very spot. U refused to let me die,” Lil Wayne – real name Dwayne Carter – captioned an Instagram post that included a photo of Hoobler yesterday (July 25).
“Everything that doesn’t happen, doesn’t happen for a reason. That reason being you and faith. RIP uncle Bob. Aunt Kathie been waiting for u. I’ll love & miss u both and live for us all,” he concluded.
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