‘Rudy’ to be laid to rest on Sunday
December 11, 2012

‘Rudy’ to be laid to rest on Sunday

Up to press time yesterday, the killer or killers of promoter and community activist Stuart “Rudy” Louie remained at large, more than one week after he was gunned down on the outskirts of Kingstown. {{more}}

In the meantime, funeral arrangements were being made, which would see the popular North Leeward resident laid to rest on Sunday afternoon.

Louie, 38, died on the spot after suffering a gunshot to the chest, following an argument with two men, who were seen leaving the area in a vehicle.

He was in the Gibson Corner neighbourhood, visiting relatives at the time of the shooting, shortly after 1 p.m. November 30.

Officials of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) were unable to confirm that one person had turned himself in to them, and to the best of their knowledge, no one was in custody.

The matter is still under investigation, police say.

The father of nine was a staple in this country’s entertainment industry, starting out with the North Leeward based Roses Crew, which produced soca artistes Fireman Hooper and DJ 20.

Louie was the manager of the group for some time, but then moved on to promotions, hosting local, regional and international acts and seasonal events, most of which took place at his Cherry Hill Bar.

Louie also used his Hott Vybes Promotions to host a number of programmes for children in the North Leeward communities in which they lived.

His sister Urel told Searchlight he had planned to host an event at the Rose Bank hard court on December 14.

Instead, Louie’s funeral will take place at the court on December 16, with his body available for viewing from 12 p.m., followed by the funeral ceremony at 1:30 p.m. He will be buried at the Dark View cemetery. (JJ)