This is so heartbreaking. Howard Stern has announced that one of his Wack Packers, Crackhead Bob, has passed away at the too-young age of 56. It’s unclear how Bob, real name George Harvey, died at this point. May he rest in peace.
Crackhead Bob, real name George Harvey, was found unresponsive in his Texas home by his father on February 1, according to TMZ. The frequent Howard Stern Show guest was just 56 years-old at the time of his death. Crackhead Bob came to fame as a member of Howard Stern‘s exclusive “Wack Pack” on Stern from 1995 to 2001. Think Rat Pack…but lovable weirdos. This hilarious man will truly be missed!
Bob first joined the Stern Show in 1995 after Howard and his crew noticed him and many of their public appearances. “He was a huge champion of our show,” Howard said. “He was always first on line at any of the signings.” The day that Howard’s film Miss America was released, Stern producer Gary Dell’Abate brought Bob to their studio, where they talked on-air about his strange speech impediment. He explained that it was the effects of a series of strokes from smoking crack; he was partially paralyzed, and was unable to say certain words, including his name, George.
The combination of the speech impediment and his funny nature led to him being a regular on the show, where he would sing covers, conduct prank calls, and interview celebrities. He left the show for some time, and returned in 2005, revealing that his speech had improved incredibly. Sadly, Bob is another in a string of shocking deaths for the Stern show; in the past 18 months, series regulars Eric the Actor, Riley Martin and Johnny Fratto also passed away.
— Stern Show (@sternshow) February 1, 2016
HollywoodLifers, our thoughts are with George’s family during this difficult time.