John Osterlind Obituary, Death – In the end, this results in a significant deal of agony. Throughout our time together, my respect and admiration for Ozone reached an all-time high. Exceptional talent and a pleasant and open demeanor. He expressed interest in having Stone Temple Pilots appear on his show somewhere around the year 2000. Scott Weiland had just been released from prison after serving his time, and he was now beginning the process of overcoming his addiction. John had been given very strict instructions by the band’s management not to ask Scott about his drug use or time spent in jail before the band showed up.
John was told not to inquire about any of these subjects. These instructions had been given to John before. John answered, “No problem,” to the query. After the band enters, John activates the microphone and addresses Scott directly, “Is jail a good place to kick drugs?” Weiland replied “no.” Happy travels, Ozone. RIP Osterlind, John Ms. Rebecca Pratt I would finish my shift as the morning show host on Rush radio in New Orleans, and then switch to listening to the afternoon show host. They had no idea that the person working in the morning was gay or that the man working in the afternoon was transgender at the time.
They had no knowledge of the subject either. My awareness of either John’s or Rebecca’s recent demise came to me quite lately. We were able to dramatically raise our grades, which is something that would not have been feasible if we had always stayed loyal to who we were as people. What a depressing statement to make to someone else. We made a commitment to live in accordance with the truth that we had learned about ourselves even if we didn’t come out to each other until much later in life. Peace out, you guy.