Jason Cantrell Cause Of Death and Net Worth: New Orleans Mayor LaToya’s Husband Dead – His Obituary

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New Orleans Mayor, Latoya Cantrell’s husband Jason Cantrell has died as local officials mourn loss of ‘devoted father.’ What did he died of and how rich was he?

On May 7, 2018, Jason became the First Gentleman of New Orleans after LaToya was elected as the city’s mayor.

On November 11, 2021, she was reelected with majority votes over Republican opponent Vina Nguyen.

In her second victory speech, LaToya told the crowd: “I know that in service it is not about self, it is about the city of New Orleans and her people that make her so special.

“This city has had a sense of resiliency for over 300 years and it is up to us to ensure that the cultural capital of the United States of America continues to thrive not only for this country but for the world. That’s our city.

“Our future is bright in our city, we’re going to play to our strengths, we’re not going to look to naysayers because we’re focused on doing the job and getting results we can stand on 40 and 50 years from now.

“This is about the future of the city. We’re not looking for who the next mayor is because I’m the mayor right now.”

However, on August 2023, the politician was hit with a sad news of the passing of her husband, Jason. And while local officials mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father, many are curious to know more about him, including his cause of death, profession, and net worth.

Jason Cantrell, the husband of New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, has died
Jason Cantrell, the husband of New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, has died. Credit: Office of LaToya Cantrell

What was Jason Cantrell’s cause of death?

Jason Cantrell, husband of New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, died on Monday, a city spokesperson revealed in a statement.

“It is with great sadness and heartache that we announce the passing of First Gentleman Jason Cantrell,” the statement read.

“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.”

A cause of death was not immediately provided.

LaToya Cantrell has held office as mayor in New Orleans since May 2018
LaToya Cantrell has held office as mayor in New Orleans since May 2018. Credit: Getty

Local leaders took to social media to mourn Cantrell’s death.

“The Cantrell family has lost a father, a son, and spouse,” City Council Vice President Helena Moreno shared on social media.

“I encourage all New Orleanians to lift the Mayor and her family up in pray during this tragic and difficult time.”

Interim New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Michelle Woodfork said: “On behalf of the men and women of the New Orleans Police Department, I offer my deepest and sincerest condolences to Mayor Cantrell, her daughter RayAnn, and the entire Cantrell family.”

City Councilmember Joe Giarrusso said Cantrell had “dedicated himself to his profession, his family, and his city.”

“Jason’s entire family will be in our prayers. May his memory be a blessing,” Giarrusso said. 

The New Orleans Saints organization, on behalf of owner Gayle Benson, said:” On behalf of the entire New Orleans Saints and Pelicans organizations, we are saddened to learn of the passing of Jason Cantrell.

“Our prayers and condolences are with Mayor LaToya Cantrell and her family during this time of grief.”

LaToya Cantrell previously represented District B on the New Orleans City Council before becoming mayor
LaToya Cantrell previously represented District B on the New Orleans City Council before becoming mayor. Credit: Getty

What was Jason Cantrell’s net worth?

Latoya Cantrell’s husband, Jason Cantrell had an estimated current net worth between $1 million and $5 million. He earned his fortune from his work as a renowned attorney in New Orleans. He specialized in criminal defense and family and civil litigation.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell pictured with her late husband Jason. Credit: Office of LaToya Cantrell

Who was Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s late husband, Jason?

Jason Cantrell was a Louisiana-based attorney who operated from his law firm of the same name.

The Cantrell Law Firm specializes in criminal law, civil law, and family law.

The firm also represents clients for legal matters regarding domestic violence, divorces, child custody, breaches of contract, and trust disputes.

On September 4, 1999, Jason tied the knot with future New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell née Wilder.

Cantrell is survived by his wife and their daughter, RayAnn.