Joey Boots, 49, found dead by fellow Wack Packer High Pitch Erik

Recently we lost Eric the Actor and Riley Martin. Now Howard Stern regular Joseph Bassolino known as Joey Boots, was found dead at his Bronx apartment building, TMZ reported Friday. He was 49.

Joey Boots, a television-radio personality, and member of the Wack Pack, was found dead in his apartment by High Pitch Erik — who found Joey while broadcasting on a live podcast.

According to media reports, High Pitch Erik and the building manager discovered Joey Boots after he failed to show up for an appearance on a podcast. Erik says he found Joey slumped over in a chair and ice cold without a pulse.

Medics were called and reportedly pronounced Joseph Bassolino dead at the scene, TMZ reported. A cause of death is not yet known.

Rest in peace Joey.

High Pitch Erik: Court Appearance

High Pitch Erik (aka Erik Bleaman)appeared in court on August 24th for his latest court appearance. Erik has a new lawyer. His previous lawyer told the District Attorney that Erik had “worked” for the Howard Stern Show (as employment) and that he was fully able to pay restitution.

Erik’s current lawyer explained to the court that his client is not employed, hasn’t been employed, is under psychiatric care/therapy and taking medication. He expressed that Erik is currently technically “homeless” etc etc etc. He asked for an adjournment to gather documentation of the above, including medical records, etc. He did express that Erik is living on unemployment, and a small allocation of food stamps. Erik’s treatment is being paid for by Medicaid.

The judge therefore gave him this one last adjournment for the lawyer to get everything together to be presented again October 29th.