According to several confirmed reports, New Orleans-based producer and DJ Oliver Stokes Jr. aka Black N Mild, died on Thursday after testing positive for Coronavirus. He was 44 years old.

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The New Orleans Parish coroner’s office confirmed the cause of Stokes’ death one day after his passing.

Black N Mild was a pioneer of “Bounce music”, which premiered on Bounce 104.5FM in NOLA. BNM also hosted the ‘Rhythm and Bounce’ show for WBOK, an AM station in New Orleans.


The state of Louisiana has been pretty moderate in terms of numbers of Coronavirus cases, with the state at 585, but New Orleans is leading the state with 352 cases.