Jerry Blavat, Philly DJ icon, dies at 82

Jerry Blavat, the legendary Philly DJ with a loyal fan base that he entertained for decades,  has died. 

Known as the Boss with the Hot Sauce and the Geator with the Heater, he was 82.

He passed away at 3:45 a.m. Friday at hospice at Jefferson-Methodist Hospital from the effects of myasthenia gravis and related health issues, according to a statement released by his family Friday. Blavat was recently suffering from medical issues related to a shoulder injury and had to cancel an upcoming show at the Kimmel Cultural Campus due to his health, according to his website.

“Jerry proudly said, ‘Life is precious, and I am happy. And when I am happy, I want the world to be happy,'” the statement from the Blavat family said. “So he lived life to the fullest and enjoyed sharing life with all of you. 

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