Jerry Blavat Cause Of Death, Parents, Wife, Children, Siblings: Jerry Blavat, officially known as Gerald Joseph ‘Jerry’ Blavat was an American disc jockey and performer.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he developed a love for entertainment at a younger age, and growing up in Philadelphia, he became famous for hosting live dances in his area.
His love for entertainment led him to own an independent radio show, on which he introduced many acts including the Four Seasons and The Isley Brothers to a wide audience in the 1960s.
During the 1960s, Blavat alongside Jared Weinstein and Jerry Greene set up the Lost Nite and Crimson record labels. Together, the 3 also owned Record Museum, a now-defunct chain of record stores based in Philadelphia.
He also owned a nightclub in Margate, New Jersey which he named ‘Memories.’ From 1965 to 1967, Blavat produced and hosted a weekly television show in Philadelphia called The Discophonic Scene.
He guest-starred on several television shows including The Mod Squad, The Monkees, The Tonight Show, and The Joey Bishop Show. Jerry Blavat appeared in the movies too, he starred in Desperately Seeking Susan, Baby It’s You, and Cookie, among others.
For his contribution to the growth of music in Philadelphia, he was inducted into the Philadelphia Music Alliance’s Hall of Fame in 1993 and was also included in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as part of a permanent exhibit in its Museum of Radio and Records in 1998.
Again in 2002, Blavat was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia’s ‘Hall of Fame’.
He was voted ‘Best Philly Icon’ in a 2018 reader’s poll conducted by Philadelphia magazine.
As of 2020, he was a DJ for oldies radio station WVLT (FM) 92.1 in the South Jersey area, for the University of Pennsylvania’s public radio station WXPN in Philadelphia, for radio stations WTKU-FM and WOND in Atlantic City, WBCB (AM) in Bucks County and Trenton, and WISL (AM) in Shamokin, Pennsylvania.
That same year (2020), Blavat expanded his radio network to the internet station Tyme 102.9 WTYM-DB in Zephyrhills, Florida. He celebrated his 60th consecutive year on the radio on January 15, 2020. He had been a major influence in promoting oldies’ music on the radio.
Jerry Blavat was fondly known as ‘The Geator with the Heater’ and ‘The Big Boss with the Hot Sauce,’ He died on Friday, January 20, 2022. At the time of his death, he was still heard regularly on his own Geator Gold Radio network, and on his weekly Saturday night show on WXPN-FM (88.5), The Geator’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Rhythm and Blues Express.
Jerry Blavat Cause Of Death
His death was confirmed on Friday morning at Jefferson-Methodist Hospital by his close friend A.J. Mattia and Keely Stahl, his companion of over 30 years. The cause of death was myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune neuromuscular disease, and other health problems.
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Jerry Blavat Age
Jerry Blavat was born on July 3, 1940, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He celebrated his 82nd birthday on July 3, 2022, before he died in January 2023.
Jerry Blavat Parents
Jerry Blavat was born in South Philadelphia to a Jewish father and an Italian mother.
Jerry Blavat’s parents lived their lives away from the limelight hence not much is known about them. Information regarding their names, date of birth, and age were not available at the time of this writing.
Jerry Blavat Wife
Jerry Blavat’s wife’s name has yet to be revealed. However, sources say he had been divorced from his wife, and since 1989 but was in a committed relationship.
Blavat was a private person regarding his love life. He never shared any information about his ex-wife or relationship timeline. The reason behind his divorce is also unknown.
Jerry Blavat Children
Jerry Blavat was blessed with 4 children, who are his daughters. The information regarding his kids is also currently not available.
Jerry Blavat Siblings
There are no records of Jerry Blavat’s siblings. We are not sure whether he had sisters or brothers.
Jerry Blavat Funeral
His funeral will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Saturday, Jan. 28.
Source- Hollywood Briefs