Jerry Blavat Passed Away At The Age Of 82
Jerry Blavat, a well-known DJ and musician, died on January 20 at the age of 82 from myasthenia gravis and other health difficulties. At the time of his death, he was a patient at Jefferson-Methodist Hospital. 6 p.m. news anchor Action News on ABC Alicia Vitarelli paid homage to Blavat with a photo collage, writing that he was a living legend. She was also Blavat’s close friend and stated:
“‘The Geator with the Heater’ (‘The Boss with the Hot Sauce’) has been the voice of this city and beyond for decades. His ability has inspired numerous other musicians to become legendary in their own way. Jerry’s contagious pleasure, lively and compassionate personality and friendship with everyone have served as a beacon of light.”
She went on to say:
“It shines on all of us and improves us as a result. We learned to raise people up and actually enjoy life through you, Jerry. International sensation. Philadelphia’s finest cheerleader. An amazing find.”
Myasthenia gravis: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention
Myasthenia gravis (MG) causes muscle weakness and tiredness that is not controlled by the patient. A disruption in the normal communication between nerves and muscles may result in MG. MG is more frequent in women under the age of 40 and males over the age of 60. Muscle weakness, drooping eyelids, double vision or diplopia, difficulty speaking, swallowing and chewing issues, and changes in facial expressions are all common symptoms. Children are occasionally born with an uncommon type of myasthenia gravis known as congenital myasthenic syndrome, according to specialists. A myasthenic crisis, thymus gland tumors, an underactive or hyperactive thyroid, and autoimmune diseases may all result from the sickness. There is no permanent treatment for myasthenia gravis.
Jerry Blavat, a DJ, presented a number of live events and radio broadcasts.
Jerry Blavat, born on July 3, 1940, began his career on the radio and presented many programs, including Bandstand. He was the proprietor of Record Museum, a record shop that is no longer in business. e rose to prominence as the presenter of The Discophonic Scene. He later appeared in films and television series such as The Mod Squad, The Tonight Show, The Monkees, Desperately Seeking Susan, Baby It’s You, and Cookie.
Blavat was also the victim of a death hoax after canceling a few planned activities. He took down the claims on Facebook at the time and said on his website that he was battling with a shoulder problem. Jerry Blavat’s companion Keely Stahl, four kids, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren survive him.