Jerry Blavat, a well-known DJ and musician, died on January 20 at the age of 82 from myasthenia gravis and other health problems. 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 tribute to Blavat with a photo collage, writing that he was a living legend. She was also a close friend of Blavat, stating:
“The Geator with the Heater (‘The Boss with the Hot Sauce’) has been the voice of this city and beyond for decades. His skill has inspired countless other musicians to become legendary in their own right. Jerry’s infectious fun, 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 and really enjoy life because of you, Jerry. International sensation. The best cheerleader in Philadelphia. A great find.”
Myasthenia gravis: causes, symptoms and prevention
Myasthenia gravis (MG) causes muscle weakness and fatigue that the patient has no control over. A disruption in normal communication between nerves and muscles can lead to MG. MG is more common in women under 40 years of age and in men over 60 years of age. Muscle weakness, droopy eyelids, double vision or diplopia, difficulty speaking, difficulty swallowing and chewing, and changes in facial expressions are all common symptoms. Occasionally, according to specialists, children are born with an unusual type of myasthenia gravis, known as congenital myasthenic syndrome. A myasthenic crisis, thymus gland tumors, an underactive or hyperactive thyroid, and autoimmune disorders can all result from the disease. There is no permanent treatment for myasthenia gravis.
Jerry Blavat, a DJ, hosted a number of live events and radio broadcasts.
Born on July 3, 1940, Jerry Blavat began his career in radio, presenting many programs, including Bandstand. He owned Record Museum, a record store that no longer exists. e rose to prominence as the host of The Discophonic Scene. He later appeared in movies 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 some planned activities. He took down the claims on Facebook at the time and said on his website that he was struggling with a shoulder problem. Jerry Blavat’s companion Keely Stahl, four children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren survive him.