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Go DJ Black N Mild, New Orleans Bounce Artist & Radio Personality, Passes Away at 44 after Contracting Coronavirus

Monica Otayza
Mar 24, 2020
09:40 A.M.
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New Orleans bounce DJ and radio personality Black N Mild passed away after testing positive for Coronavirus. 

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Coronavirus continues to put the world on standstill, with the number of diagnosed patients around the world climbs every single day. Now, another member of the New Orleans community passed away due to the virus, known as DJ Black N Mild. 

He opened up about his illness earlier this month before it was confirmed to be Coronavirus. 

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REMEMBERING DJ BLACK N MILD

DJ Black N Mild, born Oliver Stokes Jr., tested positive for COVID-19 or Coronavirus, before succumbing to the illness on March 19, 2020. He was only 44-years-old. 

Stokes is remembered in his community for bringing bounce music to the radio. In fact, he proudly revealed himself to be the first DJ to have a radio mix show dedicated to New Orleans bounce from 2003 to 2005, when it was put to a halt due to Hurricane Katrina. 

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LIFE BEFORE THE CORONAVIRUS

After finding fame in New Orleans, he moved to Houston where he hosted mix shows on the radio, while performing at clubs, bars, and parties throughout Texas. 

He opened up about his illness earlier this month before it was confirmed to be Coronavirus, revealing he had "pneumonia, not the flu." That was the last update from him prior to his death. Stokes Jr. left behind four children. 

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PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19

Indeed, everything came to a sudden halt because of the rising number of Coronavirus deaths around the world, leading to closures of different stores and bars. In many countries, only stores selling essential items such as food and medicine remain open to serve the public. 

In America, country music singer Luke Bryan announced that he will be closing his 32 Bridge Bar indefinitely due to the Coronavirus pandemic, joining the growing list of bars that have been closing to try and stop the spread of the contagious virus.

Luke Bryan performs onstage at the 51st annual CMA awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 8, 2017. | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

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THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-QUARANTINE

Millions of families all over the world are currently in self-quarantine in hopes of stopping the spread of the deadly virus, with a lot of them working from home. Celebrities from all over have urged their followers to do their part, hoping to put an end to COVID-19. 

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care! 

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