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Bobby Hebert, Sr. father of former Saints quarterback, dies from complications of COVID-19

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Posted at 3:25 PM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 16:25:49-04

Bobby Hebert Sr., the father of former Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert and grandfather of former LSU center T-Bob Hebert, died on Saturday after recently testing positive for COVID-19, according to nola.com.

Hebert was 81.

His son spoke with WWL radio on Friday about his father's health concerns.

"He's fighting, he's trying to hang in there," said Hebert Jr. "They're giving him oxygen, he's breathing and he's trying to fight through it."

The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting 3,315 cases of the virus as of Saturday afternoon. 137 people have died.