John Osterlind, a radio personality, died at age 55. Let’s see, how did John Osterlind die and the New Orleans radio personality’s cause of death in detail.
How did John Osterlind die?
John Osterlind, a radio broadcaster, died last week. The NOPD said that managers at his apartment discovered his death at about 2:00 p.m. on Thursday.
“Victim found unresponsive inside location by management of the property. EMS arrived and pronounced the victim on scene.”
Osterlind had been living in the 900 block of Poeyfarre Street. Bayou 95.7, the radio station he worked, confirmed his death by sharing a statement on social media.
John Osterlind cause of death:
Osterlind died of natural causes last week, according to the radio station, Bayou 95.7’s statement.
“He was an integral part of Bayou 95.7 and will always be a part of The Audacy – New Orleans family,” the statement read.
Although, the John Osterlind exact cause of death has been labeled “unclassified” pending an autopsy. The actual cause of death of the Osterlind will be known only after the result of the autopsy.
According to Osterlind’s relatives, an autopsy was scheduled. He was most recently employed at Bayou 95.7.
“We are saddened to report the passing of the former Morning Drive host, John Osterlind,” the radio station posted to social media. “He was an integral part of Bayou 95.7 and will always be a part of The Audacy – New Orleans family.”
Osterlind previously worked at WRNO in New Orleans. He also worked in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
Tributes to John Osterlind:
Mike Hsu posted,
This really hurts. Ozone was one of my idols. Hugely talented and a very sweet guy. He had Stone Temple Pilots perform on his show around 2000.
Scott Weiland had just got out of jail and was newly sober. Before the band came in their manager gave John specific instructions not to ask Scott about jail or drugs. John said ”no problem” The band comes in, John turns on the mic, looks at Scott asks “Is jail a good place to kick drugs?” Weiland said no. Travel well Ozone.
Kaare Johnson tweeted,
It is being reported that former New Orleans talk show host John Osterlind has passed away. What a sad story. Really nice guy. And unlike so much in this particular market, an actual real talk radio host. Knew what he was doing. A pro.
Michael Castner posted,
RIP John Osterlind Rebecca Pratt . The afternoon guy on Rush radio in New Orleans when I was in the morning guy. ￼ little did they know the morning guy was gay and the afternoon guy was trans. Just heard John/Re￼becca passed away. We had amazing ratings, which would not have been possible Had we been ourselves. What a sad statement. But we both came ￼out later in life and we both lived our truth. Rest easy dude.
Ed Savoy posted,
2023 is already off to a bad start. John Osterlind and I go back to the late 80’s when he was with WCCC in Hartford, CT and I was a 19 year old budding guitarist in a band called Blind Fury. He was the radio talent at a Joined Forces / Blind Fury gig at Andy’s in Terryville, CT. That’s the first time I ran into John, literally, accidentally breaking one of his ribs. He didn’t realize it until the next morning and spent a large part of that day’s radio show talking about how the lead guitarist of Blind Fury broke his ribs.
We had a few good laughs from that one! John supported us, and my band Crystal Witch that followed BF, as much as he could, and hosted many events I performed at. “The Ozone” was one of the coolest radio personalities I’ve ever known and a great guy. RIP my brother, gone way too soon.
Kaare Johnson tweeted,
“We are terribly saddened to report the passing of the former Morning Drive host John Osterlind,” his former station WKBU Bayou 95.7 posted to social media. “He was an integral part of Bayou 95.7 and will always be a part of The Audacy – New Orleans family.”
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