Wednesday, February 01, 2006

more sad news - Jeff Wheeler


I got a call last night from Scott Wheeler telling me the news of his brother Jeff's passing. Apparently he went out in a blaze of glory -- a shootout in Costa Rica where several others lost their lives as well.

If you are scratching your collective heads wondering why the names Jeff & Scott Wheeler sound so familiar, let me refresh your memory: The Brothers Wheeler opened the first true palapa bar on the island called "Rumrunners" - located on the bay where Tequila Sunset now resides. It was wildly successful and very popular with the local crowd back in the late 80's/early 90's (?is that right?)

Our condolences to Scott and the rest of Jeff's extended family.

Will the rest of you please be careful out there? There has been entirely too much death on this blog of late....

Update: Max Reed (aka IBHooked) has written a great column about Jeff - read it here

Link

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have many good (although somewhat hazy!) memories of Rumrunners. I am just trying to remember, was Jeff the older or the younger of the two brothers?

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Younger

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucinda, Can you with some discetion please tell us what happened? and when?

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I honestly don't know much more...
Scott told me that Jeff shot the bad guys (he called them drug dealers) and then the police shot Jeff. It apparently happened about two weeks before Scott was informed, and he called me the day after he learned about it. - lucinda

9:46 PM  
Anonymous adelaide marie said...

dear god, when will this stop. i was just thinking of jeff and scott the other day. i was telling an old rum runner story to a friend.

12:20 PM  
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