On August 15, Jeff Burton, the presenter of The Rizzuto Show, passed suddenly at the age of 55. Co-hosts Moon Valjean, King Scott, Tony Patrico, and Rizzuto posted a message on his passing on the official 105.7 website. Them talked about how “Jeff Burton, our beloved friend and colleague, was lost to us (they).” In the statement, they described Burton’s persona as,
“Everyone here at 105.7 The Point loved and admired Jeff for countless reasons…his kindness, his humor, his generosity…to just name a few.”
They also claimed that they would be “honouring” the radio show host “in the coming months.” Rizzuto and co. then urged followers to keep Burton’s “family in your thoughts”:
“The Rizzuto Show and our entire team will be honoring Jeff in the coming months, but for now, we ask that you simply keep Jeff’s family in your thoughts and remember the man who contributed so much to our station and our community.”
The radio personality was told he had prostate cancer in March 2021 and made the announcement live on air. The following weeks saw Burton start his chemotherapy treatment, and he continued to contribute to the show throughout.
Jeff Burton’s wife Juli announced on July 2 that he had been transported to Missouri Baptist to undergo two blood transfusions as well as a platelet transfusion. He was stabilised by medical professionals, but they projected that the cancer had spread throughout his body. After getting hospice care, he went home on Friday, July 8.
Tributes pour in as Jeff Burton passes away
When they learned the news, internet users were devastated. Internet visitors uploaded old pictures of Jeff Burton and expressed their sympathy to his family. Following are some internet tweets:
With the help of his own campaign, “Man Of Many Hats,” which he started, Burton was able to raise more than $35,000.
In addition to his reputation as a frequent attendee of events and concerts, most notably the Pointfest music festival, Burton also published his own picture book for kids in October 2018 titled The Watering Hole.
To Burton’s family, supporters can send greeting cards and letters. Send it to the 105.7 The Point office, and the family will receive the cards right away. The business’s address is: