‘Howard Stern Show’ Wack Packer ‘Crackhead Bob’ Dies at 56

George "Crackhead Bob" Harvey
George "Crackhead Bob" Harvey appears onstage in 2005 Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

George Harvey, known as Crackhead Bob on The Howard Stern Show, has died. According to TMZ, Stern explained on his show on Monday, February 1, that the Wack Pack member was found dead inside his Texas home. He was 56.

Crackhead Bob was a regular guest on the show from 1995 to 2001 and got his nickname because of a speech impediment. According to Stern’s website, they originally thought Crackhead Bob suffered from cerebral palsy, but he later admitted to having smoked crack, which left him partially paralyzed. 

Crackhead Bob and Howard Stern
Crackhead Bob and Howard Stern in 2005 KMazur/WireImage

Crackhead Bob got his gig on the show after Stern’s crew noticed him at Stern’s appearances in the ’90s. According to the farewell post on Stern’s site, Bob was always first to every signing. “He was a huge champion of our show,” the radio host said on his show.

After taking a four-year break for personal health reasons, Harvey returned to the show in 2005.

According to TMZ, the cause of death is still unclear. Harvey’s death comes following the passing of fellow Wack Pack members Eric the Actor, Riley Martin and Johnny Fratto, all who died within the last 18 months. 

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