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.
One of the Howard Stern Show’s great personalities, Riley Martin born May 9, 1946, died on December 22, 2015, at the age of 69. In celebration of his life, Howard Stern and the rest of the crew paid tribute to Martin by reliving old moments and celebrating his life.
The Riley Martin Show was broadcast on Howard 101 from 2006 until 2015. The subject matter for Martin’s show often revolved around his alleged personal experiences with extraterrestrial beings.
Riley describes seven types of extraterrestrial’s who reside in a mothership near Saturn:
The Biaviians, the aliens who have had the most interaction with Martin
The Targzissians, who are malevolent reptilians
The Stagyians, who have a bony, leathery appearance
The Dorians, who resemble blonde-haired, blue-eyed humans
The Insectillians (aka the Skreed), who are “smart bugs” five feet tall
The Nyptonians, who are “water people” with “underwater bases” on Earth
There is also a seventh race of aliens whose name Martin can’t pronounce
Howard talked about how much Martin hated his pay while working for him and said that Martin thought he could be earning much more because of his popularity.
Stern played a bunch of clips throughout his segment remembering Martin especially the fact that he always complained about his salary. The Stern Show also dug up some of their favorite prank calls that were made to Martin and the hilarious manner in which they were handled.
Howard said that Martin was one-of-a-kind and that there would be no one else like him. He gave his final goodbye and the rest of the crew including some of the Wack Pack who paid tribute to their fallen friend.
Eric “The Actor” Lynch, a regular on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radioshow, died Saturday, according to his manager. He was 39.
Johnny Fratto, his manager and longtime friend, broke the news Sunday on Twitter. SiriusXM’s official Twitter also released a message regarding his death.
According to TMZ, Fratto said Lynch was rushed to a Sacramento hospital on Saturday after he began to have heart problems and that most of his organs just gave out. He died in the hospital, surrounded by family and friends.
Eric began calling Stern’s show in 2002, and quickly built up a reputation among those on the show and fans.
Rest in peace, Eric the Actor. We love you.
Eric the Actors blog post “My Bucket List”
This summer during my road trip vacation when I started have my health problems get to the point where I had to stay in the hospital I started thinking about what I still wanted to do in my live. I remember that two years ago there was a movie with Jack Nicholson, and Morgan Freeman that was called The Bucket List. Even though I have no plans of my life ending anytime soon I thought that I should make my own bucket list, and get started on it as soon as possible so here it goes.
#1.) Run for Governor of the state of California. I pick this first off because it the closet thing. California picks the next governor next year. I believe that I can out do the last two governors that this state has had. Arnold S., and the guy before him both sucked. They both put our state in the crapper.
#2.) Get Dougie The Puggie, and other books published, and Make the New York Times Best Sellers list with them all…..
#3.) Have one, or more of my books get turned into a big screen movie…..
#4.) Continue trying to get more acting roles on TV…..
#5.) Get my first movie role…..
#6.) Working with my two favorite wrestling companies WWE, and TNA in whatever way that I can…..
#7.) Direct a movie…..
#8.) Direct, and make a documentary…..
#9.) Get the nerve up to try at least one night of doing stand up…..
#10.) Show my talents as an artist by doing some designs, and drawings…..
#11.) Own or get to be a part of a record label. I think I have an ear for talent…..
#12.) Finally get to meet Kelly Clarkson, and meet a bunch of my other favorite celebrities…..
#13.) Continue to visit the girls of the Bunny Ranch, and the Love Ranch as much as I can…..
#14.) Go to the rest of the lower 48 states that I havenâ€™t been to yet…..
#15.) Stay at as many of the Las Vegas hotels that I havenâ€™t been to yet as I can…..
#16.) Have a huge family reunion for both sides of my family at Disneyworld or in Las Vegas.