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Jeffrey Gamblero Memorial Tuesday in Brooklyn

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Friends of Jeffrey Gamblero will hold a celebration of his life Tuesday from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m. at Verboten, a club he favored, at 54 North 11th Street in Brooklyn.  The memorial is being organized by Kristi Evans, his fiancee', and other friends and is open to those who wish to honor him.

Evans tweeted out the invitation over the weekend.


Gamblero, 38, died December 13 when he fell from a window at his father's residence in Queens. The Nets superfan had been traumatized by his ejection from Madison Square Garden a few weeks before. Gamblero had been dancing in the aisles at the Garden as he did at Barclays Center.  MSG security removed him from the arena, at one point dropping on the stairs.

On December 16, the Nets honored him by showing a video of him at Barclays, offering a moment of silence in the arena and having the players and dance teams wear neon warm-up shirts with his name and number, 44.

In addition to his highly public role at Barclays, Gamblero, whose real name was Jeffrey Vanchiro, was an accomplished painter, his career starting as a graffiti artist on the streets of New York where he was known as Korn.