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New Orleans Bounce Legend Big Freedia Has Canceled Upcoming Shows After Her Brother Was Murdered

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New Orleans bounce legend Big Freedia is canceling her upcoming shows after tragedy struck in New Orleans last night. Freedia took to Instagram to reveal that her brother had been killed, saying “They took my baby brother from me I can’t not get ready for this now he is in heaven with my Mama lord give me strength.”

NOLA.com reports that Freedia’s brother, 35-year-old Adam Ross, was shot and killed on Wednesday night. Freedia released a statement to the site, confirming it was her brother who died after “a senseless act of violence in New Orleans,” and that she would be canceling her upcoming shows, including a concert in New Orleans on Friday night. “My younger brother, Adam Ross, was fatally shot last night in a senseless act of violence in New Orleans,” she said in the statement. “As the magnitude of this situation sinks in, I am canceling any shows this weekend (Jan 26-28). Thank you for understanding this very difficult time for me and my family. We are truly heartbroken.”

Police statements said Ross suffered a “gunshot wound to the head” and was shot multiple times. According to a press release from the New Orleans Police Department, “Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible in this incident, as well as a motive.”

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