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Crackhead Bob Gone

from The New York Daily News

‘Crackhead Bob,’ a recurring guest on ‘The Howard Stern Show,’ dies at 56

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“Crackhead Bob,” whose real name was George Harvey, has died at 56.ROGER KISBY/GETTY IMAGES

“Crackhead Bob,” a fan-favorite recurring guest on “The Howard Stern Show” in the late 1990s and early 2000s, has died at 56.

Bob, whose real name was George Harvey, regularly appeared on Stern’s show for parts of seven years as a member of the Wack Pack — an eclectic group of guests who typically had something unusual about them.

Harvey earned his nickname after revealing on air that smoking crack led to a series of strokes that hindered his speech and left part of his body paralyzed, according to an announcement on Stern’s website on Monday.

His good-natured sense of humor and willingness to partake in bits such as singing song covers or making prank phone calls made him one of the more popular members of the Wack Pack.

“He was a huge champion of our show,” Stern said Monday.

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Posted on February 3, 2016 by Editor

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