Family, friends release balloons honoring local radio personality-artist

VIDEO: Family, friends release balloons honoring local radio personality-artist
Hernandez Wilson (Source: WTVM)
Hernandez Wilson (Source: WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Almost a year after the death of a local radio personality and artist, his friends and family gathered for a tribute to him.

Police recovered 30-year-old Hernandez Wilson's body from the Chattahoochee River last August, near Rotary Park.

Marking the anniversary of Wilson's death, his loved ones organized a balloon release to honor his memory.

Wilson was a prominent figure in the Columbus music scene, he hosted a weekly radio segment on 98.3 the beat and performed as a rapper.

Wilson's brother said he struggled with drug addiction and mental illness, but also said he believes he is now at peace.

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