New Orleans Bounce DJ Black N Mild Dies After Coronavirus Diagnosis
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New Orleans bounce DJ and radio personality, DJ Black N Mild, died Thursday at the age of 44 after testing positive for COVID-19. The Times-Picayune reports that the DJ, born Oliver Stokes Jr., was one of two coronavirus-related deaths in Louisiana on Thursday.

A beloved figure in the bounce community, Stokes was also an in-school suspension coordinator at Arthur Ashe Charter School. Sabrina Pence, the CEO of FirstLine Schools, the charter organization that operates Arthur Ashe, told The Times-Picayune, “Our school community is devastated.”

Stokes had reportedly chronicled the early stages of his battle with the illness on social, describing a trip to an urgent care center on March 9 and his  102.4-degree temperature. By March 11, he’d been admitted to University Medical Center. His last social media post read, “Pneumonia not the flu.”

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Stokes was remembered by fellow bounce producer Adam “BlaqNmilD” Pigott, who offered condolences to Stokes’ children.

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