American rapper, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., known professionally as Lil Wayne is currently mourning Robert Hoobler, aka Uncle Bob, the police officer who saved his life following a suicide attempt when he was 12-year-old.
Weezy took to his Instagram on Monday and broke the sad news of the loss, where he posted “RIP uncle Bob. Aunt Kathie been waiting for u.”
Bob’s family said he was found dead in his home on Friday, TMZ reported. The former New Orleans officer was a double amputee, and his police peers always spoke fondly of Bob.
He was the responding officer when Wayne attempted suicide by shooting himself in the chest. The rapper always credited Bob with not only responding, but rescuing him when he got on the scene.
In August 2021, the deceased told TMZ that Lil Wayne had offered to him financial assistance for life, if he ever needed it.
Wayne previously thought Uncle Bob had already passed he rapped about it in the 2015 track, “London Roads” but he was alive, got in touch with Weezy and they resumed their friendship.