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Lil Wayne took to Instagram to mourn the death of Robert ‘Uncle Bob’’ Hobble. The former police officer saved the rapper’s life after a suicide attempt as a child.


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Wayne posted a heartfelt caption in honor of the retired Louisiana police officer who passed away this weekend (July 23). 

65-year-old Robert Hobbler, who Wayne refers to as “Uncle Bob”,  holds a special place in the rapper’s life. He was the officer who saved  Lil Wayne’s life when he attempted to commit suicide at the age of 12. 

Wayne wrote: 

”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.”

According to reports, the former New Orleans police officer was found dead in his home Friday morning. Hobbler struggled with chronic health issues after being involved in a car accident and had both legs amputated due to diabetes.

“Uncle Bob” reunited with the rap star back in 2019. 

Wayne reportedly tried to help him financially and wanted “Uncle Bob” to join his team in an administrative role.

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