• A man in Georgia allegedly killed his wife before he died of suicide
  • The body of the victim, identified as the mother of Metro Boomin, was found Friday
  • An autopsy will be conducted to determine the woman's cause of death

Atlanta, Georgia -- A murder-suicide in Georgia resulted in the death of the mother of music producer Leland Tyler Wayne, also known as Metro Boomin.

Leslie Joanne Wayne was allegedly murdered by her spouse Friday before the latter died by suicide, TMZ reported. Her partner, whose identity was not disclosed, was not the biological father of Leland.

The details of the incident remained unclear, but Leland, who famously worked with Drake, reportedly learned of the incident after police discovered his mother's body just outside of the Atlanta area.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine Leslie's official cause of death.

Leland and his family have requested privacy during this time, according to the report.

Leslie, who raised Leland and his three siblings in St. Louis, was allegedly one of the first people to notice her son's musical talents, and she encouraged him to pursue his passion through adolescence and early adulthood.

Leslie also drove Leland from St. Louis to Atlanta, so he could collaborate with other artists in the hopes of starting his career.

The mother and son duo were "incredibly close," with Leland calling Leslie his "biggest inspiration" on the latter's birthday in late 2019.

Leland also considered his mother his "best friend" and called her "the wisest and strongest person I know" on Mother's Day the next year.

"My first and greatest blessing is Mom. Smart, strong, beautiful inside and out and faith-filled. How could I not win!" the producer was quoted as saying in a statement back in 2017.

Following Leslie's death, several music industry personalities offered their prayers and condolences to Leland and his family.

"Prayers up for my brother, Metro Boomin," record producer Michael Len Williams II, known professionally as Mike WiLL Made-It, said in a tweet addressed to Leland.

"Rest in peace... and prayers to Metro Boomin and his family," hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd wrote in another post.

Leland, who first appeared on the Billboard Artist 100 in 2017, peaked at No. 4 on the chart in October 2020. He has since appeared on the Hot 100 chart 31 times, according to Billboard.

Aside from Drake, the producer has also worked with Kanye West, Travis Scott, 21 Savage, Migos, Gucci Mane, Young Thug and Future.

Representation. An autopsy on Leslie Joanne Wayne will be conducted to determine her cause of death. diegoparra/Pixabay