Bush Man No. 2 of Fisherman's Wharf, Gregory Jacobs, Dies -- This Time For Real

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BAAAAAAAH! R.I.P.
Back in 2009, rumors rippled through Fisherman's Wharf that Gregory Jacobs -- one of two men who earned a living by toting foliage, springing out from behind it with a shout, scaring the bejeesus out of tourists, and asking for a tip -- was dead. 

It wasn't so, however. Paramedics resuscitated him from what was, by his count, his ninth heart attack. He returned to his act on the wharf, where he wasn't exactly welcomed back with open arms:  "Gregory was a jerk," wharfinger Hedley Prince told SF Weekly in '09. "Nobody's going to miss Gregory, that's for sure."

Now we can put that to the test.

Jacobs' heart gave out once and for all on Sunday. That reduces the bush man count at the wharf to one; David Johnson says he has been terrorizing tourists for 36 years. 



Jacobs, as one can imagine, was a man as well-versed in the health system as he was with secreting himself behind foliage. His relatives told KTVU it wasn't uncommon for him to check out of the hospital and take up bush man duties anew, his ER bracelet still clasped to his arm

In 2009, he showed up at work despite, he says, being outfitted with a pacemaker and told to avoid magnets. 

Jacobs' family is hoping his remains will be interred in his native Arkansas. No one's going to jump out from behind a bush before eliciting a donation, but they hope you'll see your way to giving nonetheless. 

Your money can be sent to Duggans Funeral home, 3434 17th Street, San Francisco California 941110. 


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Debra Muro
Debra Muro

RIP. Gregpry Jacobs. You brought me great joy many, many times.

Steve Tidd
Steve Tidd

Good, I hate that fucking prick. He scared me a couple of times. Once when I had a drink in my hand. Son of a bitch couldn't find anything better to do than to scare people?? Karma's a bitch isn't it??

Mel Greene
Mel Greene

Sad, I thought he was great. RIP

Eugenia Uraz
Eugenia Uraz

dude I just seen him smoking weed w some dudes , he's alive I tell you

Amanda Bennett
Amanda Bennett

Dani Palomo was this the guy we were trying to find?

Mary Shay
Mary Shay

Nooooo!!!! One of my favorite memories from our trip to the wax museum!

Robert Robert
Robert Robert

Anaheim had Saigon Sally. She went around the hood posting palm leaves all over the hood..lol she camouflaged her car too

Cecilia Knight
Cecilia Knight

He was great, he scared my step mom once , innocent fun, brought a lot of laughter to people

Bobby Bass
Bobby Bass

That's sad. His enthusiasm for tourists was amazing

Dawne Santopietro
Dawne Santopietro

He scared us once, and my daughter got a real kick out of it. RIP, you'll be missed, but we're glad you made so many people happy.

Kendra Asbury
Kendra Asbury

oh noooooo! this guy gave me so many laughs!!!

Davin Agatep
Davin Agatep

Sad -- not the only Bush Man though, so folks shouldn't be confused when they see him out there.

Dorothy Mai
Dorothy Mai

So sad! In high school we filmed a project on him!

NotButtHurt
NotButtHurt

Hahaha... whatsa matta Stevie? Butthurt that he said boo and you tinkled in your pants a little?

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