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.
George Harvey better known as “Crackhead Bob” to long-time listeners of The Howard Stern Show has died. He was 56-years-old.
The first person in line to buy Howard Stern’s book Miss America in New York. Bob’s name is actually George Harvey but he has trouble saying his own name. Bob had a stroke after smoking some crack and hasn’t been normal since.
George Harvey first joined the Stern Show in 1995 after Howard and his crew noticed him and many of their public appearances.
He had a very bad speech impediment but also became one of the biggest stars on the show. In the summer of 2001 Bob decided not to appear on the Howard Stern show anymore because his personal life took priority at that time. Bob returned to the show on October 18, 2005 after his 4-year hiatus.
“He was a huge champion of our show,” Howard said. “He was always the first in line at any of the signings.”
Within the past year and a half, the Stern Show also lost fellow “Wack Pack” members Eric the Actor, Johnny Fratto and Riley Martin.
The cause of Mr. Harvey’s death remains unknown at this time.
The Stern Show said it best: Gone far too soon. We’ll miss you, Bob.
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.
Howard Stern Show regular Sam Simon known for his major contributions to animal causes, dodged his doctors and mustered the energy for a six-day trip to Taiji, Japan, to protest the notorious dolphin hunting depicted in The Cove.
How’s it been in Japan?
We have had nice weather here, and now we have got a monsoon coming. We’re getting out just in time. We have been here about a week.
Last year, you had just been diagnosed with cancer and weren’t able to travel on the ship named after you during its anti-whaling mission. Your doctors were okay with this trip?
I don’t tell my doctors anything about what I’m doing. I overextend myself a little sometimes, I admit it. But I think it’s better to do too much than too little. And I’m always happy to skip some chemotherapy.
How are you these days?
Today I’m feeling really good. It’s mainly because I’m not on the chemo. I’ll be sick again next Wednesday when I’m back on it, don’t you worry.
But overall, you’re doing all right?
Generally, but you never know. The other day, my doctor asked me if I had considered putting UCLA’s oncology department in my estate plan. There have been a lot of good days. That was one of the not so good days!
So you’re in Japan to bear witness to the killing of dolphins. Have you seen any slaughter?
When there’s a slaughter, it’s called a “red day” because the cove water turns red. We didn’t actually see a kill. We had all blue days. What we did see was dolphins packed into these miserable pens and dolphins being starved so they learned how to eat dead fish.
What does the Operation Infinite Patience campaign actually do?
Well, we can’t actually interfere with the dolphin hunt, so the only thing we can do is document it and show it to the world on our live stream. We urge people to avoid dolphin shows. People used to eat the dolphin meat; they don’t really do that anymore. So now the dolphins – two- to three-year-old unscarred white females – are just bought alive for shows. The rest are killed and sold for a few hundred dollars a pop.
Japanese traditionalists and nationalists defend the dolphin hunting, arguing that it’s a cultural practice with historic context.
Yes, there’s a Japanese attitude where they don’t want us to tell them how to live their lives. But just because these dolphins migrate past this cove every year doesn’t mean they should be theirs to do with them what they want. And there really isn’t any history to this. The practice started in 1969!
Do you think anti-dolphin-hunting efforts will eventually have an impact?
There are already signs that this is becoming a big global problem for Japan. The U.S. ambassador, Caroline Kennedy, recently called for an end to it. And now they are tarping up everything by the cove to try to stop people from even seeing it from the land. So when people start to act like this, you know you’re making headway.