Jerry Blavat, the famous DJ and musician, died on January 20 at the age of 82 after suffering from myasthenia gravis and other health problems. At the time of his death, he was a patient at Jefferson Methodist Hospital. At 6 p.m., ABC News anchor Alicia Vitarelli paid tribute to Blavat with a photo collage, writing that he is a living legend. She is also a close friend of Blavat, and said:
“’The Geator with the Heater’ (‘The Boss with the Hot Sauce’) has been the face of this city and beyond for decades. His abilities have inspired countless other musicians to become legends in their own way. Jay The infectious joy, vivacious and compassionate personality and friendship with everyone is like a beacon.”
“It shines a light on all of us and improves us because of it. Through you, Jerry, we learn to nurture others and truly enjoy life. International sensation. Best cheerleader in Philadelphia. An amazing find.”
Myasthenia Gravis: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention
Myasthenia gravis (MG) causes uncontrollable muscle weakness and tiredness in patients. Disruption of normal communication between nerves and muscles can lead to myasthenia gravis. MG is more common in women under 40 and men over 60. Muscle weakness, drooping eyelids, double or double vision, difficulty speaking, problems swallowing and chewing, and changes in facial expression are common symptoms. Children occasionally suffer from a rare form of myasthenia gravis called congenital myasthenic syndrome, according to experts. Myasthenic crisis, thymic tumors, underactive or overactive thyroid, and autoimmune disorders can all be caused by this disorder. There is no permanent cure for myasthenia gravis.
DJ Jerry Blavat hosts many live events and radio broadcasts.
Jerry Blavat (born July 3, 1940) began his career in radio and has hosted numerous shows, including Bandstand. He’s the owner of the Record Museum, which has gone out of business. He rose to fame as the host of The Discophonic Scene. He later appeared in films and TV shows 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 some planned events. He took down the claims on Facebook at the time and said on his website that he was battling shoulder problems. Jerry Blavat is survived by his companion, Keely Stahl, and his four children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.