NY Nightlife's Lovable Bouncer Dies

William Leake aka Big Will was probably regarded as NY's most remarkably friendly Nightclub bouncer passed away on Tuesday, June 27th. 

The super huge, larger than life teddy bear was indeed loved by everyone. 
 
You might have been aware that he had struggled with Kidney-related illnesses for quite sometime now and was in and out of the hospital quite frequently. 

As his best friend, one thing I knew very well about Will was that he tried to keep his issues private. He never complained nor talked about his problems outside of our close circle of friendship. 

I remember when we were still working together a couple of years ago, he would fall ill and not be able to make it in for a couple of days, then back to work with the same charisma, flair and charm without missing a beat

He was a hard-working man who prided himself on doing anything with his means to cater for his Mother and his daughter Whitney (Below)












He usually worked 5-6 days a week; tirelessly on his feet for several hours to make an honest living. He wasn't a thief. He wasn't mean-spirited, a bully nor a jerk. 

On the other hand, many regarded Big Will as simply the nicest Nightclub security in the city of New York.

On many occassions, he gave handouts to the needy. Handing out $10 bills to the homeless on several occassions. Donating $1,000 to a fellow friend who's mom had passed away. Paying for cabs for nightclub guests who had lost their wallets and couldn't afford to get home. Lending money to several follks that in some instances ghosted him.

I will tell you something; in my entire life especially living in New York and having worked with him for several years, I hadn't met anyone more generous than Big Will. Probably the most compassionate human being I'd ever laid eyes on.

And he always believed in Karma and Karmic repercussions.

He would always say: "It'll come back to me. It always does."

And in deed, it came back to him many times. Every tip he received from a patron went to his daughter's welfare and her school. The other part of his earnings went towards his Mother. Rarely did he spend anything on himself. 

For now as he's not here with us anymore and on the other side, we need you to help us support his family with a kind donation today. 

WHY DONATE? Half of the donations we receive here will go to his daughter and the other half will go to his Mother. I promised to always be there for him and his family even he wasn't here and these are indeed the two most important people in his life

HOW YOU CAN HELP 

There are 2 main things you can do;

1. Please offer a donation. Honestly, any amount. It really doesn't matter. It all adds up and he'll be thanking you from up above.

2. Share this page on your social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more).  Don't just share it on your wall. Also add a note explaining why anyone should donate to this cause. 

Thanks so much and God Bless!

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Papaa Spio-Garbrah 
Organizer
Ozone Park, NY
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