NEW ORLEANS – The city has lost a legend.
Wilbert Wilson, the barber known as “Mr. Chill” or “Chill” has died.
He was 51.
According to a family friend, he lost his battle with pancreatic cancer.
Wilbert Wilson owned a couple of businesses in New Orleans.
The popular “Mr. Chill’s First Class Cuts Barbershop” at 2736 South Carrollton Avenue was open today.
After Hurricane Katrina, “Mr. Chill” cut hair in a tent in front of his damaged barber shop.
Heartbroken to learn of the passing of Wilbert “Chill” Wilson. He was an author, an activist, & true New Orleans hero. He was a voice for our community after Katrina, a champion of many causes, & a reminder to press on against all odds. The impact he had will never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/5Xp4jUDpCa
— Mayor LaToya Cantrell (@mayorcantrell) December 26, 2019
WGNO News with a Twist features guy Wild Bill Wood had the honor getting a haircut from “Mr. Chill” a few years back, here’s a look at that right here.