Lil Wayne issued a statement on Instagram following the death of Robert Hoobler, better known as Uncle Bob, the police officer who saved his life when he was 12 years old.
Wayne shared a photo of Hoobler at the steps of his childhood home where he rescued Wayne after he suffered from a self-inflicted gun wound to the chest.
"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.
Hoobler was found dead at his home in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.