Legendary Philadelphia disc jockey Jerry Blavat has died at the age of 82, CBS News Philadelphia reported, citing a family friend. He died on Friday morning from the effects of myasthenia gravis

Who was Jerry Blavat?

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member was known as “the Geator with the Heater.” As a teenager, Jerry Blavet was part of the original American Bandstand with DJ Bob Horn. He soon became a regular on the show before working as a DJ throughout the area. 

He went on to host live dances. He also pioneered the “oldies” format on the radio. In the year 1972, he opened the club “Memories” in Margate, New Jersey. Jerry Blavet went on to write a book called “You Only Rock Once.” 

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In 1998, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and also earned a spot on the Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame on Broad Street.

He appeared in the the documentary “Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over,” which is streaming on HBO Max.

He had a show scheduled at the Kimmel Center on January 28. 

He, however, postponed the show saying that “very reluctantly I had to take the advice of my doctors and medical team to hold off on all performances until my physical therapy was complete and I was strong enough to be out there again.”

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Though not much is not known about his personal life, he reportedly got separated from his wife in 1976. He then reportedly got into a relationship with a Jewish woman who practices holistic healing. They have reportedly been in a relationship since 1989. 

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Jerry Blavat has four daughters. He reportedly has a net worth of $1.5 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth.