Bobby Hebert Sr. — the daddy of former New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Bobby Hebert — died Saturday on the age of 81 after testing constructive for the coronavirus.

Hebert Jr., a Southern Louisiana native, works as an analyst for WWL Radio in New Orleans. He and his spouse, Jojo, mentioned in a press release that “our hearts are damaged” and that Hebert Sr. was “the explanation I made it” to the NFL.

Hebert Jr.’s son T-Bob, who performed middle at LSU, described his grandfather on Twitter as “the wisest, kindest, and most tactful particular person I’ve ever recognized.”

That is my namesake Bobby Hebert Sr

He’s the wisest, kindest, and most tactful particular person I’ve ever recognized

He handed this morning and I like him and I’ll miss him

He liked LSU to his core and instilled that love in me

“Jolie l’lait d’vivre”

— T-Bob Hebert (@TBob53) March 28, 2020

Hebert Jr. broke down crying in a current look on WWL whereas describing his father’s battle with the virus. He described his father as a “fighter” who survived colon most cancers, a number of strokes and a beginning defect that required open coronary heart surgical procedure.

However, Hebert Jr. mentioned, “You may be robust and the virus can nonetheless overwhelm you,” earlier than insisting that folks heed the recommendation of well being officers as a result of “it is an unseen enemy.”

Hebert Jr. additionally wrote in his assertion in regards to the “magic twinkle” in his father’s eye and his lifelong ardour for the LSU Tigers.

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“I am kinda numb and shocked,” Hebert Jr. mentioned within the WWL interview. “You get numb after which typically you do not wish to settle for actuality and what you are coping with.”