Zöe Keating sparked a viral backlash after standing up to YouTube ahead of the launch of its premium service, Music Key. But what most people don’t realize is that while Keating was dealing with a bullying YouTube and pesky journalists (including DMN), she was also bedside with her husband, Jeffrey Rusch.
Sadly, Keating was battle-ready. This bigger villain in this story is Anthem Blue Cross, who initially denied coverage to Rusch last year on an emergency, life-or-death chemotherapy operation to remove a raft of cancerous tumors. That was after the couple paid more than $100,000 in premiums, though Anthem reversed its decision after San Francisco-based KPIX 5 exposed the case.
On February 19th, Rusch passed away from complications related to those cancerous tumors. Keating posted the following on her blog ahead of the weekend:
“Jeff Rusch….my beloved husband, father of my son, my best friend….he left this world. Thanks for sharing the last 17 years with me. I’ll always love you.”