Bobby Hebert's father dies from COVID-19 complications
Kyle T. Mosley
Bobby Hebert, Sr. died from complications from COVID-19 on March 27, 2020. Bobby Hebert, Sr. was the father of former New Orleans Saints quarterback, Bobby Hebert, Jr. Hebert, Sr. was 81-years-old at the time of his death. The Hebert Family has not released details on the specific cause of Bobby Hebert, Sr.’s death and his funeral arrangements.
Update: Family Statement on Bobby Hebert, Sr.'s Death
Our hearts are broken by the passing of my father, Bobby Hebert Sr. He was a beloved husband of 61 years, devoted father of four and grandfather to eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. In his later years, he traveled the world with the love of his life, Paula. He was truly one of a kind with a magic twinkle in his eye. He was loved by everyone who knew him. He never knew a stranger and was the life of any party. His Catholic faith was a pillar of his life and he went out of his way to help anyone in need-if even to make them smile. He was a Saints fan but the LSU Tigers were his life-long passion. He’d always say, “I hope the Saints win, but LSU has to win”.
Without my father I never would have been able to accomplish my dreams, I never would have made it to NFL. He was the reason I made it. I owe everything to him. I remember when I played in my first game with the USFL in 1983, he turned to me and said, “We made it”.
We are so thankful for the many wonderful years we had together, although there is never enough time. And we want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the outpouring of love and support that you have shown my family and I during this difficult time. Specifically, I want to thank the devoted nurses and doctors at Oschner Kenner for giving my father the best care possible and for risking their lives and health every day to help keep us alive and healthy.
Love, Bobby and Jojo Hebert and the entire Hebert family (Source: WWL)
Bobby Hebert, Jr.'s friend and colleague Mike Detillier posted a photo of Bobby, Sr, with his wife Paula and Bobby, Jr. in Louisiana.
Bobby, Jr. announced on Friday, March 27,2020 that his father tested positive of the novel coronavirus on WWL Radio with his Sports Talk co-host Kristian Garic. He believed in his father’s chances to battle the virus, but was practical in knowing how the virus can “overwhelm” a person’s health. Bobby, Sr., did overcome colon cancer in the early 1990s when Bobby, Jr. was playing for the New Orleans Saints.
Bobby, Jr. was born on August 19, 1960 to Bobby, Sr, and Paul Hebert in Cut Off, LA. The family resided in the South Louisiana. They raised Bobby, Jr. in the area and he attended South Lafourche High School where he was a star athlete. Hebert attended Northwestern State University and went undrafted in 1983 before joining the USFL's Michigan Panthers. Bobby, also known as the Cajun Cannon, had a successful NFL career with the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons. Currenlty, he is the co-host of two radio shows in New Orleans, LA for WWL. He is well-liked by sports fans and often has credited his father for his success in life on the radio programs.
As of March 27, 2020, the COVID-10 cases in Louisiana have been documented at 3,315 cases and 137 deaths. A total of 56 parishes in the state have recorded at least one case of the virus. The Orleans Parish area has more than 1,000 novel coronavirus cases and the numbers are rising each day. Governor Edwards of Louisiana has issued a "Stay-at-Home Order" for residents of the state.
Saints News Network will provide more details on the death of Bobby Hebert, Sr, as the family releases them to the public.