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Lil Wayne pays tribute to ‘Uncle Bob’ who once saved his life

Lil Wayne has paid tribute to “Uncle Bob” with a touching post on Instagram. The ex-cop, whose real name was Robert Hoobler, passed away aged…

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Lil Wayne has paid tribute to “Uncle Bob” with a touching post on Instagram. The ex-cop, whose real name was Robert Hoobler, passed away aged 65, reports The Guardian.

Last year, the rapper opened up about his struggles with mental issues in an interview with Emmanuel Acho, during which revealed that the New Orleans cop saved him when he tried to take his own life as a kid.

While the cause of Robert’s death hasn’t been revealed, he was reportedly dealing with health problems in his final years.

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Lil Wayne remembers Uncle Bob

Uncle Bob was the name little Lil Wayne gave the cop when he saved his life at the age of 12.

A day after the news regarding the former police’s death broke, the rapper shared a moving tribute for him on his Instagram account.

He posted a picture of Robert and wrote in the caption: “Everything happens for a reason. I was dying when I met u at this very spot. U refused to let me die. 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.”

Although their paths crossed years ago, Robert was immensely proud of Lil Wayne’s success. He told in a 2009 interview: “I’m proud of what he’s done, but I would’ve done the same for the guy no one ever heard about again.” 

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Robert Hoobler was offered financial help by the rapper

Robert and Lil Wayne never forgot each other.

The former cop TMZ in 2021 that he saw the rapper in 2019 when was in NOLA for a radio show and the latter wanted to help the man who saved his life.

Apparently, he offered to provide financial support to his dear Uncle Bob and all he had to do was “say the word.”

But, the cop did not take up Lil Wayne’s offer, but there were talks about him joining the rapper’s team as an administrator.

However, it isn’t known if Uncle Bob ever joined the rapper’s team.

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Ex-cop had met with an accident

Not much information is available about Robert’s personal life. But The Guardian reports that he often spoke about his wife Kathleen, who passed away in 2021.

The report also claims that he met with a “bad car accident” resulting in him using prosthetic legs in his last years.

You can watch Lil Wayne’s complete interview here as he opens up about his mental issues and recollects the time when Uncle Bob rescued him.

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