Lil Wayne Breaks Silence On The Death Of Police Officer Who Saved His Life
Robert Hoobler, the police officer who saved Lil Wayne’s life as a child, passed away at the age of 65 last week.
“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,” Lil Wayne wrote.
Lil Wayne explained how Uncle Bob took him to the hospital after police discovered his body at his home when he was 12 years old. Though other officers attempted to find incriminating evidence, Hoobler rushed Lil Wayne to the hospital in his cruiser since there were no paramedics available in the area. Hoobler revealed later on that an ER nurse said Wayne would’ve died from his injuries if they had waited for an ambulance.
Hoobler was found dead at his home in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana on Friday morning. The parish’s coroner, Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich confirmed Hoobler’s passing, though he did not confirm a cause of death. However, there have been reports that Hoobler was dealing with several health issues over the past few years.