It’s been a rough week New Orleans. We said goodbye to two legends, Leah Chase, and Dr. John all in less than a two-week span.
Malcolm John “Mac” Rebennack died yesterday morning, June 6, of a sudden heart attack. He was 77 years old.
Since the sudden announcement of Dr. John’s death, touching tributes to the iconic musician have poured in from every corner of the world. The presence the late Dr. John had on New Orleans and the music world was obviously very evident.
Another local legend Kermit Ruffins took to social media today to announce the first of what is sure to be several second lines honoring Dr. John. Today, Ruffins is hosting a parade in honor of Dr. John. The second line will kick off at 4 p.m. and begin at Kermit Ruffins’ Mother-in-Law Lounge in the Treme. The Mother-in-Law Lounge is located at 1500 N. Claiborne Ave. You can see Kermit’s full Instagram post below.
H/T: Offbeat Magazine
Photo: Michael Democker