Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Sad Bit of News

Jerry Klein has esophageal cancer, non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver, and his wife recently passed away.

Jerry made Charlotte his home for many years. An unabashed knee-jerk liberal, he has been a columnist for the local weekly alternative newspaper, a radio talk host, and a concert promoter. He had little or no respect for any non-liberal viewpoint, and wasn't hesitant at all to tell you so. An old hippie and a true culture warrior, when he wasn't talking politics he could be interesting and even friendly. But damn, if you wanted an argument, all you had to to was bring up politics and Jerry was ready to argue.

Looks like there's a benefit concert being given in his name to raise money for his treatment. It's the same cancer that recently killed Christopher Hitchens.

Best wishes to Jerry in his struggle, hopefully he'll be free of pain and discomfort.

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