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Georgie Seville, NYC nightlife promoter, club owner & musician, RIP


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Georgie Seville, nightlife promoter and musician, died on June 15. He — like fellow LES/EV fixture Jesse Malin — was an original member of D Generation, and played in many more NYC bands over the years. He owned Lower East Side club The Delancey and was well known as a NYC party promoter, having been part of such happenings as ON!, LUST, Motherfucker, Glam 2000 at Coney Island High and many more. Here’s his official obituary:

Born Jorge Loaiza in Colombia, Georgie spent his childhood in New Jersey fostering his love of music and teaching himself guitar. He publicly became Georgie Seville as he rocked and rolled downtown New York City in many bands including The Cherries, Chewy, Sticky, D Generation, Running Red, The Downtowns, and High Rollers to name a few. Nitelife creations and collaborations including On!, Lust, Glam 2000, Mofo, The Delancey and The DL. He was a unique individual no matter which name you knew him by. Privately he was George Larosa, a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. Personally he was my love Georgie.

His fun loving attitude, handsome good looks, gregarious nature, infectious smile, impeccable sense of style, innate musical dexterity and unbounded generosity endeared him to all. He was never happier than when he had a guitar in hand writing a new song. Georgie lived an extraordinary life and so very sadly left this world suddenly on June 15, 2019.

His death was described by friends as shocking and unexpected, with one friend on Facebook saying the cause of death was a heart attack.
Rest in peace, Georgie. NYC will never be the same,

Read tributes from Justine D, Tiswas, Nicky Digital, Brooklyn Bazaar’s Belvy K (who was in D Generation with Georgie), Murphy’s Law frontman James Drescher, Thomas Onorato (Misshapes’ Door Bitch) and more, along with funeral information below.

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This is sad news. A dear old friend #georgieseville has passed away. Not only was Georgie my friend of 20 plus years, my business partner for almost 10 but he was one of the happiest, sweetest fellows in this crazy world of NY nightlife. As Johnny T. @glassinebox would say, “Georgie is like Buddha.” He was a calming energy in a frenetic nightclub, yet, he could party with the best of them. I met Georgie when I was barely 20 as a young clubgoer and when I started DJ’ing two years later, he gave me one of my first #DJ gigs at #coneyislandhigh for his GLAM 2000 party. We did the ON! party at Club LIFE with @spoonersnofun @nickmarc007 @nancipants_ and @phenomenal_handclap which started in 1999 and then I went on to produce the #motherfuckerparty with Georgie for almost a decade. Through this partnership with @teemichael568 @glassinebox and Georgie, I learned what friendship was. Seville, you were a true ladies man, the ultimate host of a party but most of all, an incredible human. Thanks for the good times old friend. ❤️❤️❤️ photos by @alexanderthompsonphotographer and @marohagopian

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#RIP my old boss, a king amongst queens producer & musician Mr #GeorgieSeville! #NYC feels a little less #rockandroll to me now & I’m saddened by the loss of this good human. My thoughts are with his close friends & family! XTO… Additionally if you care to read: Georgie & I were never super close but I have so much shared history with him in my previous career. When I stopped to take stock of this today I relished in his memories. I will always value his support & he’s someone I really hope see again in the next. When I was working on my book he was very supportive and right up to hosting my 40th Birthday party, always told me from the jump “yes, how can I help!” I’m glad I made it clear how much I valued our relationship the last time I saw him… I have amazing memories of running into him at #ConeyIslandHigh, dancing at Glam 2000, hard work late nights and lots of glitter working together on #Motherfucker when he always checked on me in the insanity of those events, our joint trip to LA, and much more. My sincerest condolences to Georgie’s MF partners @temichaelmt @djjustined & @glassinebox. The above are from @djjustined @alexanderthompsonphotographer @angus_smythe and @theowargo. #nighlife #nightclubs #nycnightlife #nyclegend

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Whenever I think of Georgie, I remember this playful moment on New Years Eve 2007 … tucked away in the bowels of a #MotherfuckerParty extravaganza at what was then Rebel (then Slake then American Beauty and now nothing). ⠀ ⠀ I don't remember if Georgie really wanted this shot blowing a big cloud of joint smoke into the air or if we were coaxing him on … either way It kept failing because all of us were laughing so hard. I can still hear him saying "come on guys … I'm trying to be suave." … and thinking in the moment about the irony that Georgie, even at the wee hours of the morning when everyone else was far from together, was always well dressed and ready for more of whatever life was about to throw his way. ⠀ ⠀ #RIPGeorgie #GeorgieSeville #RIPGeorgieSeville

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Throughout my 20s I threw several parties with my friend Georgie. On! At Life and Lust at Limelight being notable and partied with him at several of his, Glam 2000 and Motherfucker, but my favorite memory of #georgieseville is when he, Daniel Collas @phenomenal_handclap and I started a party called “Together”. It was my first real DJ gig and before opening night he and daniel came to my Greenpoint loft with records to work out or sets and just have a good time. Georgie showed up with a milkcrate stuffed with records all diagonal and sideways cause you know they don’t actually fit horizontally. We were horrified by the way he treated his vinyl! I have it burned into my head him in a tank top fist in the air blasting #jgeilsband “ain’t nothing but a house party” in front of the mixer like he was driving a locomotive. He was always so full of life. I’m so thankful for what he brought to mine. I’m still a bit in shock about his passing but take comfort in my memories of him. Feel free to tag anyone who would want to share this or their memories. @djjustined @nancipants_ @sophialamarnyc @thankgodforabortion @jaisuki @nickmarc007 @teemichael568

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I wasn’t on social media much this weekend, we had shows and well Father’s Day i try to skip but I popped on last night when I was standing feeling spare waiting on takeout food and needed to look not like the awkward idiot I am and I saw that Georgie Seville passed away and it’s bummed me out ever since. . I hadn’t seen him for years, since the d gen reunion (that’s what this first pic is from) but he was such a force in my life in the late 90s when I first starting going to clubs in nyc and for the first time in my life feeling like I was part of something cool. That second pic with him and my friend Brooke is from one of the Greendoor parties, it kinda sums up the most fun times of that era of my life, the rocknroll New York that’s long gone, so carefree, electric and exciting where pretty much every night was like the perfect Saturday night even if it happened to be a Wednesday. . He always took care of me and Brooke at all his nights, at CIH, life, limelight too many clubs and parties to list, so many nights we stayed at his studio spot so we wouldn’t have to drive back to New Jersey. He was always the most stylish guy in the room he’d be off to LA or Florida and then be back in New York and tell us about everything and I’d try so hard to imagine what California was like, they have palm trees there(!) cos I’d literally been pretty much no where at that point in my life. He was a kind, generous, debonair guy and I got to do so much neat stuff for the first time thanks to him, he was sorta the gate keeper to wonderland and he welcomed my awkward rainbow store dress wearing bridge and tunnel ass in. He prob had no idea the impact he made on me but I’m really grateful for those times. RIP Georgie. If there’s a rocknroll heaven I know you’re already in the VIP with a string of drink tickets. #georgieseville #glam200 #coneyislandhigh #thedowntowns #dgeneration #limelight

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FUNERAL INFO

Georgie’s viewings are this Sunday June 23rd 2-4 pm and 6-8pm at Greenwich Village Funeral Home, 199 Bleecker St.
Mass will be held Monday morning 10:30 am at Our Lady of Pompeii 25 Carmine St, then 12:15 at Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn

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