Family Of 'People's Duck' Lil' Wayne Launches Memorial Fundraiser

Family Of 'People's Duck' Lil' Wayne Launches Memorial FundraiserPhoto: Stephen Jackson/Hoodline
Stephen Jackson
Published on October 25, 2016

As we reported last week, Lil' Wayne, the popular "people's duck" often seen out and about in the city with his caretaker, Miranda Coleman, died on October 14th after being struck by a hit-and-run driver at Bush and Divisadero. He was 1 1/2 years old.

Today, Coleman has launched a GoFundMe campaign in an effort to raise money for the costs associated with cremating Lil' Wayne, and giving the gregarious duck a final place. The total fundraising goal is $400.

The expenses include:

  • Private cremation: $150
  • Carved wooden duck urn: $130
  • Engraving: $20
  • SPCA transport/referral fee: $75
  • Shadow box for feathers: $25
Coleman with Lil' Wayne in May 2016. | Photo: Stephen Jackson/Hoodline

"His family of humans are heartbroken, but tremendously grateful for the outpouring of support and condolences," writes Coleman on GoFundMe. "From his favorite bookstore, Booksmith, to his favorite grocery store, Falletti's, those who loved Lil' Wayne will miss him dearly. He truly was the people's duck."

If you'd like to donate, click here.