Jerome Spears

 

 

Age: 28

 

Summary: rapper and record producer known as "Slim Rome" who was the founder and chief executive officer of On Top Enterprise Management and Production Company that promoted small-time New Orleans music acts and managed several rap artists with names such as GunSlanga, Tru Thug and Menace, who once described himself as "one of Europe's hottest party DJ's" and had plans to dominate the hip-hop scene in a fledgling music business, but who fled New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and had lived in an Atlanta rental home for about two months.

 

 

Cause of Death: Self-inflicted gunshot wound in a murder-suicide during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

 

Born: October 7, 1977

 

Died: January 24, 2006

 

Location: Austell, Georgia