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Joey Boots of "The Howard Stern Show" found dead, NYPD says

NEW YORK — Joesph Bassolino, also known as celebrated radio personality Joey Boots on “The Howard Stern Show,” has died in New York City, the NYPD said, CBS New York reported. He was 49 years old.

The NYPD said officers responded to a 911 call to Bassolino’s apartment in the Bronx at around 9:45 p.m. on Friday night.

When police arrived, they found Bassolino unconscious and unresponsive. A medical examiner pronounced him dead on the scene, police said. 

Joey Boots was an official member of the ‘Wack Pack’ on “The Howard Stern Show,” notably known for photobombing and other pranks using the catchphrase “Baba Booey.”

Stern tweeted about Boots’ death Saturday.

Fans and members of the Howard Stern staff were also mourning Boots’ death on Twitter Saturday.

Bassolino’s exact cause of death is under investigation.