Sunday, September 14, 2014
Remembering LES Jewels on the anniversary of his death
[Photo via EVG reader Lilly]
LES Jewels died one year ago today.
And there are at least two makeshift memorials dedicated to him — one at the entrance to Tompkins Square Park on East Seventh Street and Avenue A … and one in front of the former 7-Eleven on St. Mark's Place…
On the morning of Sept. 14, 2013, Jewels was found unconscious on Avenue A at East Ninth Street. He reportedly died a short time later at Beth Israel.
The medical examiner's office said his cause of death was "blunt injuries of head" … however, "the manner of death is undetermined."
Jewels, aka Joel Pakela, was 43.
Previously on EV Grieve:
RIP LES Jewels (84 comments)
Memorials for LES Jewels in the East Village