Prayers are in order for the family & friends of Core DJ Black N Mild who passed away from the Coronavirus Thursday 03/19 in Louisiana just 8 days after being diagnosed. DJ Black N Mild, whose real name is Oliver Stokes Jr. was a widely known New Orleans bounce DJ & radio personality. He was one of the first original members of the Core DJ’s & was the first DJ in Nola history to have a radio show dedicated to Nola bounce music. Black N Mild was said to have left work on March 9th with a fever. He documented his illness on social media with his last facebook post saying, “pneumonia not the flu” on March 11. Sadly he passed away just 8 days later, he leaves behind 4 children. RIP DJ Black N Mild you will truly be missed in the DJ world. You can check out more below on baller alert.
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New Orleans Bounce DJ and Radio Personality Dies After Coronavirus Diagnosis – written by @peachkyss ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #NewOrleans bounce Dj and radio personality died at the age of 44 after being diagnosed with the coronavirus. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #DjBlackNMild, whose real name is #OliverStokes Jr., was the first Dj to have radio mix dedicated to #NolaBounce. "I was the first DJ in Nola history to have a radio mix show dedicated to Nola Bounce from 03-05 (up to Katrina)," he wrote in a Facebook post back in February. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Aside from being a Dj, the father of four also worked at the Arthur Ashe Charter School in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to The Times-Picayune, Stokes left work on March 9th with a fever. He documented his illness on social media with his last pat saying, “pneumonia not the flu” on March 11, according to Billboard. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Black N Mild passed away Thursday, eight days after being diagnosed, and it was confirmed on Friday.