Johnny Fratto Dead: Howard Stern Show Regular Dies at 61 From Lung Cancer

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Johnny Fratto, who appeared regularly on The Howard Stern Show, has died at the age of 61 David Livingston/Getty Images

Johnny Fratto has died at the age of 61, TMZ reports. The businessman, who was a regular guest on SiriusXM's The Howard Stern Show, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 5, following a battle with lung cancer.

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According to TMZ, Fratto was surrounded by his loved ones at the time, including his wife, Ivanka.

Fratto appeared several times on Stern's hit radio show over the years, and also owned the Beverly Hills Choppers motorcycle and bicycle company. His late father, Louis Thomas Fratto, was a well-known Chicago mobster in the 1930s until his death in 1967.

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Shortly after news broke of Fratto's death, fans took to social media to pay tribute. "Sad to hear about the passing of @JOHNNYFRATTO. He was a great guest on @HowardStern and always good for a laugh. RIP," one commenter tweeted.

As previously reported, fellow Wack Pack member Eric the Actor died at 39 in September 2014 after suffering cardiac-related problems. Fratto listed Eric as his "friend" under his Twitter bio. "Very sad to hear of Johnny Fratto's passing, hope he is with Eric right now," a second fan added via Twitter on Thursday. "You know what to do Johnny, you know what to do. #sternshow."

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Fratto is survived by his wife and his actor son, Johnny Fratto Jr.

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