The physique of the San Francisco radio host Jeffrey Vandergriftgenerally known as JV, to his followers, was discovered at Pier 39 in San Francisco final Wednesday.
A coroner recognized the physique because the 55-year-old radio persona who was the host of his radio present, “The JV Present,” on Wild 94.9 radio station.
Jeffrey Vandergrift followers are shocked by the radio host’s tragic passing
In line with native information station KTVU, the radio host had been open about his well being considerations in recent times. He had been recognized with Lyme illness and has spoken publicly in regards to the bodily struggles he skilled, together with mind fog, migraines, dizziness and blurred imaginative and prescient.
Information of his disappearance comes a month after he was final seen at his San Francisco house on Feb. 23. Her spouse, Natasha Yi, thanked her listeners for the outpouring of affection and assist she obtained, however she felt her husband “would not return.”
“I wish to let you already know that non-public data has not too long ago been found which leads us to imagine that JV is not going to be returning,” Yi mentioned in an announcement shared on the time. “I inform you this with unbelievable ache and disappointment in my coronary heart.”
His reason behind demise has not but been disclosed; nonetheless, Vandergrift was open about having struggled with self-harm, particularly when he was making an attempt to deal with the bodily signs of Lyme illness.
JV Thanks His Followers For A ‘Fantastic Life’
Three weeks in the past, the radio host shared a photograph of himself posing with Wild 94.9 merchandise on Instagram with an alarming caption that frightened followers.
“Thanks for a beautiful life (sic) with pleasure, laughter, ache and battle,” she wrote within the caption. “It was an incredible journey. Your assist and prayers have meant the world. Maintain shining love=❤️ compassion=🧡 understanding=💛 fact=💚 forgiveness=💙 peace=🤍 and hope=💜 for others.”
The submit has since been picked up by followers and celeb mates who’re paying tribute to JV. Elvis Medina, who calls himself Radio Elvis, commented: “I’ll always remember you and our a long time of affection and laughter. The remainder of my life will likely be devoted to celebrating our friendship, your unbelievable intelligence, ardour, expertise and love you had for everybody. I’ve been so fortunate to name you my good friend and companion. We made noise, my good friend. Danner.”
Followers and mates recall the affect JV has had on their lives
One other fan, Kristin Elizabeth, commented: “I am going to always remember while you helped me win Britney Spears entrance row tickets. I used to be determined and tweeted my actual cellphone quantity and also you known as me. You got here up with a contest and I went into the studio and sang Britney songs for 3 hours. You gave me among the best recollections of my life. What you do is IMPORTANT. You modify the lives of many. You will have undoubtedly modified mine. Praying you might be effectively. What you have achieved for the Bay is in contrast to the rest. We nonetheless want you JV.
One other fan commented: “He is been telling us over the past yr how he is been actually tortured every single day bodily and mentally by Lyme illness. He has a whole weblog describing all the pieces. He wasn’t getting higher and it had affected his mind in methods he could not even describe. The ache might have been an excessive amount of to bear. I want him peace wherever he’s. We proceed to wish for him and to collect round Natasha as greatest we are able to. That is all so devastating.”