Joey Boots, ‘Howard Stern Show’ Personality, Dies at 49

Joey Boots, a radio personality and member of The Howard Stern Show, was found dead in his New York City apartment Friday night. He was 49.

Boots, whose real name is Joseph Bassolino, was pronounced dead when EMTs arrived at his Bronx apartment at 9:45 p.m., the NYPD confirmed.  No cause was given.

Boots, who was known for the radio show’s popular “Baba Booey” catchphrase, was found dead by a fellow member of Howard Stern’s “Wack Pack,” according to audio obtained by TMZ. In the audio, “High Pitch” Erik Bleaman can be heard discovering Boots’ body at his home after Boots didn’t show up for a scheduled podcast.

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