Bobby Hebert Sr. dies after testing positive for coronavirus
Bobby Hebert Sr., the father of former Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert and grandfather of former LSU center T-Bob Hebert, died on Saturday after recently testing positive for COVID-19.
This is my namesake Bobby Hebert Sr
He is the wisest, kindest, and most tactful person I have ever known
He passed this morning and I love him and I will miss him
He loved LSU to his core and instilled that love in me
“Jolie l’lait d’vivre” pic.twitter.com/g484pHIyYz
— T-Bob Hebert (@TBob53) March 28, 2020
The 81-year old was a survivor of colon cancer, multiple strokes and a birth defect that required open-heart surgery.
Hebert Jr. talked about his father’s situations Friday on WWL Radio:
“My Dad was the reason I made it in the NFL. He was a champion, a strong, good man. He was tough as they come. And he loved football…loved the Saints…and especially loved LSU. My Dad was a Fighting Tiger at heart. The only thing he loved more than going to games was being with family, and if he could have both – even better. My Mom, Paula, was the love of his life. And nothing and nobody mattered more than his kids, grandkids and great grand-kids. We miss him already….dearly.”
Hebert Jr. and T-Bob are sports radio hosts in southeast Louisiana.
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