First Gentleman Jason Cantrell Passes Away at Age ‘55.

Data News Staff Edited Report

The City of New Orleans was recently shocked by the untimely passing of Jason Cantrell, known for his role as First Gentleman of New Orleans. As his wife LaToya made history, he also did as the first male in his role.

Throughout his meaningful and purposeful life, he spent much of his life as an attorney with a private law practice, working in criminal defense, civil and family law and was also a former public defender. He also worked as a city attorney.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell ordered all City of New Orleans flags to fly at half-staff in honor and in memory of First Gentleman Jason Cantrell.

In light of his passing, the City of New Orleans issued the following statement on the passing of First Gentleman Jason Cantrell: “It is with great sadness and heartache that we announce the passing of First Gentleman Jason Cantrell,” said Director of Communications Gregory Joseph.

“He was a devoted husband and father, as well as a dedicated public servant who valiantly served the residents of this city not only alongside Mayor Cantrell but also as an experienced family, civil and criminal attorney. First Gentleman Cantrell will forever be missed and cherished by his beloved family, the legal community and the entire City of New Orleans. May he rest in God’s eternal peace.

Our love and prayers remain with Mayor Cantrell, their daughter RayAnn and the entire Cantrell family. We ask that you please respect their privacy during this challenging time.”

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