On Thursday, the co-hosts of “The JV Show” on Wild 94.9 broke their silence in response to the passing of their close friend and fellow employee, Jeffrey Vandergrift.
According to the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office, a body that was discovered in the water at Pier 39 in San Francisco was identified as belonging to Vandergrift.
Jeffrey “JV” Vandergrift, a well-known radio personality in San Francisco, was reported missing for nearly a month after posting a concerning message on social media and was later found dead this week, according to the authorities. The source claims that there is no recognized explanation for what caused the death.
Jeffrey Vandergrift Found Dead
The 54-year-old tattooed TV host disappeared on February 23 after posting a disturbing Instagram update in which he thanked his followers for helping him get through “a wonderful life-filled w joy, laughs, pain & struggle.”
A moment before he went offline, he changed his location on Twitter to “the other side.”
When Vandergrift mysteriously disappeared into the air that day, he had been a DJ at Bay Area radio station WiLD 94.4 for a long time.
The mental upheaval that I’ve been experiencing is what they’re attempting to make sense of at this point. Ugh,” he exclaimed on stage for the last time.
“I am able to cope with the discomfort of the physical aspects, as well as everything else. What it is doing to my brain is something that I could never adequately describe to you.
After being diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2021, Vandergrift opened up to his audience about the difficulties he has been facing with persistent brain fog, dizziness, and depression.
Jeffrey Vandergrift Death
On Thursday, February 23, at 10:00 p.m., Vandergrift was the last person to be observed leaving his house. At Pier 39 in San Francisco, his body was discovered floating in the water.
Vandergrift, the host of “The JV Show” and various podcasts covering celebrity news, viral trends, and pop culture, was found dead on Wednesday evening, and on Thursday, the popular Bay Area station Wild 94.9 of iHeartRadio made the announcement that they had positively identified the body as being that of Vandergrift.
CBS Bay Area reports that the authorities are not investigating whether or not the death of the 54-year-old person was suspicious. Soon after he went missing, the police declared that he was “in danger.”
Wild 94.9 has posted a statement confirming that Vandergrift has passed away.
“With a heavy heart, we must reveal that the body found at Pier 39 on Wednesday afternoon has been identified as our dear friend, family member & colleague, JV,” the station stated. “The news of JV’s passing has left all of us in utter disbelief. Please keep his wife, Natasha, his family, and close friends in your thoughts and prayers.”
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