NEW ORLEANS — Go DJ Black N Mild — also known as Oliver Stokes Jr. — was one of two coronavirus related deaths in Louisiana on Thursday according to the Orleans Parish Coroner, the Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocated reported.
He was 44 years old.
On Friday, the Coroner’s Office said he had tested positive for COVID-19 and died the previous day.
Stokes was one of two figures in the New Orleans bounce community with a stage named pronounced "black and mild." The other is Adam "BlaqNmilD" Pigott, a producer who has worked with Big Freedia and Drake.
In addition to his music career, Stokes had also worked as the "in-school suspension coordinator" at Arthur Ashe Charter School in Gentilly since July.
“Our school community is devastated,” CEO of FirstLine Schools Sabrina Pence told Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocated.
Stokes left work on March 9 with a fever, Pence said, and did not return.