ATLANTA – St. Louis producer and rapper Leland Wayne, known as Metro Boomin, credits his mother, Leslie Joanne Wayne, with his music career success.

Her life was taken Friday in Atlanta, according to TMZ, at the hands of her husband, who took his own life thereafter.

Metro Boomin, right, joins Drake for his performance on stage at the FADER FORT Presented by Converse during the South by Southwest Music Festival on Saturday, March 19, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP)

No other details, including a cause of death, have been released. His family is asking for privacy.

“She was class of 1988 and I was class of 1990,” said Dr. Craige Edwards, principal at Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School. “We were on the same cross country team together with Blaze Betcher was our coach, a beloved teacher who just passed away. We celebrated his homegoing not too long ago. Leslie was always a very, very sweet soul. An old soul, but mature, and treated everybody with respect and kindness.”

Leslie graduated from Cardinal Ritter Prep College in 1988.

She ran track with fellow classmate Craige Edwards.

“You had to talk the right way around Leslie even back then,” says Edwards. “But still in a loving and kind manner. She was just such a kind person.”

Edwards, now the principal of Cardinal Ritter, remembers his friend’s character while attending the school.

From Drake to Kanye West, Metro Boomin has been a producer in demand in the music industry. Metro Boomin has been vocal on social media about thanking his mother for helping launch his career. She would drive him from St. Louis to Atlanta to develop his musical talents.

His mother Leslie would drive him from St. Louis to Atlanta in the early days of his career.

“Cardinal Ritter is a family,” Edwards said. “Regardless of whether you were a student on Thekla or student here on Spring. Doesn’t matter the year, we look out for one another. We take losses like this like family. This is tough for all of us.”