RIP: Howard Stern Wack Packers Who Died Too Soon

Joey Boots

Joey Boots

Joey Boots, real name Joseph Bassolino, died in his Bronx apartment on Dec. 23, 2016. He was just 49 years old. Boots’ death was ruled a heroin overdose by the New York City medical examiner. Boots was very open about his struggles with drug addiction on The Howard Stern Show. Joey had a problem with cocaine and crack. After he passed away, some of his friends told TMZ they thought he was clean and no longer using illegal substances. Boots’ body was found by fellow Wack Packer High Pitch Erik. Erik got worried when he couldn’t reach Boots and found his pal “sitting in front of his computer.”