New Orleans loses a legend: beloved barber ‘Mr. Chill’ dies at 51

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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.

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.


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