‘Howard Stern’ radio personality, regular guest dead at 55

by 24USATVApril 2, 2024, 4 p.m. 21
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Lee Siegfried, known as “Crazy Cabbie” to “The Howard Stern Show” fans, has died, according to multiple reports. He was 55. No cause of death has been revealed.

In a previous podcast appearance from 2021, Siegfried spoke about some health issues he suffered from and revealed that he was in a wheelchair and diagnosed with autoimmune disorders like Guillain-Barre syndrome and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.

Cane Peterson, a radio host and DJ, shared a tribute about Siegfried’s death on his Facebook account Sunday night.

“Sad update on this Easter Sunday,” Peterson wrote. “At 7:09 last night, Lee Siegfried…Crazy Cabbie, peacefully passed way with the love of his life Lexi by his side. He is no longer in pain, and he is now with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Nobody did radio better than Cabbie, and everyone that knew him, loved him. He had a razor sharp wit, an insatiable lust for life, and most importantly he had a heart of gold. We had our moments, but we were brothers who loved each other very much. Until next time, my friend.”

While Siegfried — who is originally from Minnesota — became known as a regular guest on “The Howard Stern Show,” he used to work as a DJ for 92.3 K-Rock in New York and several other places including two major stations in Twin Cities. His nickname of “Crazy Cabbie” comes from being frequently called “Cabbie” early on in his radio career when he was on “The Andy Savage Show,” which aired on Minneapolis’ 93.7 The Edge. When Howard Stern’s show came to town, Siegfried moved to the “KQRS Morning Show.”

As a regular guest on Stern’s show, Siegfried did everything from participating in boxing matches, taking on “Wack Pack” member Angry Black and former Stern Show member “Stuttering” John Melendez.

The news of Siegfried’s death comes less than a year after Al Rosenberg, an East Windsor resident who was a writer and performer on “The Howard Stern Show,” passed away at the age of 78. Stern’s longtime friend and stylist Ralph Cirella, who was from Jersey City, also passed away in December at the age of 58.
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Saleah Blancaflor may be reached at [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at @saleyley and Instagram.

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