Very sad news for artist, Big Freedia. The Bounce star recently revealed that her younger brother was GUNNED DOWN in New Orleans! Freedia cancels ALL SHOWS and appearances this weekend in the wake of his death.
Big Freedia, took to Instagram to confirm the news that her younger brother Adam Ross was killed.
Big Freedia confirmed by text message to NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune that her brother, Adam Ross, 35, was the man who was shot and killed in Central City on Thursday night.
In a prepared statement, Big Freedia said she was canceling shows Jan. 26, 27 and 28 “as the magnitude of this situation sinks in.” According to her website, those shows include a Friday night performance at Blue Nile in New Orleans.
Big Freedia’s full statement is as follows: “My younger brother, Adam Ross, was fatally shot last night in a senseless act of violence in New Orleans. As the magnitude of this situation sinks in, I am cancelling 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 reported the shooting, which occurred just before 10 p.m. Wednesday near the corner of Magnolia Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office confirmed Ross’ identity Thursday.
In a press release Wednesday night, the New Orleans Police Department said officers responded to call for an aggravated battery by shooting in the 2600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Central City. When they arrived, officers found a man — now identified as Ross — unresponsive on the sidewalk and “suffering from a gunshot wound to the head,” according to the release.
A separate preliminary NOPD report also noted Ross suffered from more than one gunshot wound.
Ross was pronounced dead at the scene.
“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,” according to the release.
Our CONDOLENCES go out to Freedia and her family in this time of loss…