BREAKING: Howard Stern Sidekick Found DEAD, Here’s What We Know…

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 popular members of the “Wack Pack” on “The Howard Stern Show” known to fans as Joey Boots has been found dead in his New York apartment, AP reports. Joseph Bassolino was just 49 years old.

Police say Bassolino was unresponsive when emergency workers arrived at his home in the Bronx on Friday night.

A police spokesman who declined to give his full name says it appeared Bassolino died of natural causes.

Joey Boots gained fame on Stern’s talk show for his photobombing and other antics.

Those connected to the show paid tributes on social media.

Stern tweeted “Tribute to the one and only Joey B in the new year. He will be missed.”

TMZ reports that fellow Wack Packer, High Pitch Erik, went to check on Boots after his podcast co-hosts became worried that he didn’t show up for his regular gig.

According to a Facebook post from people associated with the podcast, Boots didn’t answer the door, so Erik got the building manager to do a wellness check and found Joey, “sitting in a chair, cold to the touch and with no pulse.”

Joey Boots was a fan favorite on the Stern show … best known for screaming “Baba Booey” during news broadcasts.  He even successfully defended his right to yell the catch phrase in a landmark court case.

#RIP #BabaBooey


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