The mother of famed producer and DJ Metro Boomin, Leslie Joanne Wayne, was reportedly murdered by her husband, who then took his own life.
Metro Boomin, 28, who has produced songs for Kanye West, Travis Scott and Drake, received the horrific news over the weekend after police found his mother’s body near Atlanta.
According to sources cited by TMZ, Wayne was reportedly killed by her husband — who is not Metro Boomin’s biological father — before killing himself.
The celebrity website said the incident happened on Friday night.
Metro Boomin officials confirmed his mother passed away this weekend.
The young producer said he and his family have asked for privacy during this difficult time.
An autopsy will be performed to establish an official cause of death.
Wayne was an influential figure throughout the life of Metro Boomin – real name Leland Tyler Wayne.
Raising the young man and his three siblings in St. Louis, Missouri, she was one of the first people to notice his musical talent.
During his teenage years, Metro Boomin’s mother encouraged him to pursue a career in music. He even made the eight-hour drive to Atlanta, Georgia to work with up-and-coming artists.
In the mid-2010s, Metro Boomin became known for producing hits with Atlanta-based hip-hop and traps artists such as Young Thug, Future, 21Savage, Migos, and Gucci Mane.
Despite Metro Boomin’ meteoric rise, Wayne continued to play a big part in his life and they were often pictured together in recording studios.
Several artists took to social media to offer their condolences to the producer, who has 3.8 million followers on Twitter, and his family.
Mississippi resident Rae Sremmurd tweeted “prayers to Metro Boomin and his family.” Juicy Jfrom Tennessee, wrote “Prayers for Metro Boomin”.
Atlanta-based co-producer and rapper Mike Will Made-It also posted, “Prayers for my brother @MetroBoomin’.
A legion of fans and supporters also sent messages of support to the producer.
https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/5497962/metro-boomin-mother-killed-husband-murder-suicide-atlanta/ Metro Boomin’s mother ‘killed by her husband in murder-suicide’ as producer’s fans pay tribute