We received some sad news on Father's Day as the man who created a viral social media sensation that inspired thousands of memes and even our own "Hell 2 Da Naw Naw Award" has passed away.

According to a post on his Facebook profile and confirmed by his family, Bernard Thomas, famously known as Bishop Bullwinkle, passed away at the age of 70.

Bullwinkle shot to stardom thanks to his viral hit "Hell 2 Da Naw Naw" 3 years ago, garnering 30 million views. He quickly became a fixture on the "Southern Soul" circuit doing many shows throughout the year performing his song and his raunchy comedy act which offended some but was enjoyed by many more.

Melz On The MIC had the pleasure of interviewing Bishop Bullwinkle back in 2016 and below you can listen to him tell his story in his own words. The Bishop's song inspired Melz to do a weekly "Hell 2 Da Naw Naw" Award because one thing about the Bishop was this: You may not AGREE but the TRUTH needs to be told in order for you to be truly free.

We send our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans. Rest in Peace Bishop and we gonna keep telling "the whole truth and nothing but the truth".

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