Howard Stern personality Lee 'Crazy Cabbie' Siegfried dies at 55: 'Nobody did radio better than Cabbie, and everyone who knew him loved him'

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Lee 'Crazy Cabbie' Siegfried, a power characteristic who was featured connected The Howard Stern Show successful nan early 2000s, has died astatine nan property of 55.

Cabbie's erstwhile broadcasting partner Cane Peterson took to Facebook pinch aggregate posts updating fans connected his friend's downturn successful health, and consequent passing.

On Thursday, Peterson said that he was informed by Cabbie's woman Lexi that nan power characteristic wasn't 'doing well' aft he was hospitalized March 17 and his wellness continued to deteriorate.

'He's awake, but not alert,' Peterson said. 'They've made nan determination to proceed pinch hospice ... please lets each believe for a miracle.'

On Sunday, Peterson took to Facebook pinch a consequent update that Cabbie 'peacefully passed away' Saturday evening 'with nan emotion of his life Lexi by his side.'

Lee 'Crazy Cabbie' Siegfried, a power characteristic who was featured connected The Howard Stern Show successful nan early 2000s, has died astatine nan property of 55. Pictured successful a 2007 quality connected Stern's show

Cabbie's floor plan grew pinch Stern and his assemblage amid his brash measurement pinch words, and candor astir his unsocial life experiences, which included being adopted and serving successful nan military 

Peterson, who worked pinch Cabbie connected The Cane and Cabbie Show connected Stern's erstwhile location station, New York City's WXRK, said successful nan station (which he subsequently removed) that 'nobody did power amended than Cabbie.

'Everyone who knew him, loved him,' Peterson said. 'He had a razor-sharp wit, an insatiable lust for life, and astir importantly, a bosom of gold.

'We had our moments, but we were brothers who loved each different very much. Until adjacent time, my friend.'

Over nan past 4 years, Cabbie, whose commencement sanction was Lee Anthony Mroszak, had dealt pinch a uncommon nervus upset ... which posed a consequence of paralysis,' according to nan manufacture tract Radio Ink. 

After getting his commencement pinch jobs successful his autochthonal Minnesota, Cabbie began appearing regularly connected Stern's top-rated syndicated power programme successful nan early 2000s.

Cabbie's floor plan grew pinch Stern and his assemblage amid his brash measurement pinch words, and candor astir his unsocial life experiences, which included being adopted and serving successful nan military.

He provided a passionate firsthand accounting of nan events occurring successful New York City during Stern's unrecorded broadcast connected September 11, 2001.

In May of 2002, he took portion successful a boxing lucifer against then-Stern Show characteristic 'Stuttering' John Melendez successful a showdown dubbed 'The Flunkie vs The Junkie' successful Atlantic City.

On Sunday, Cabbie's erstwhile broadcasting partner Cane Peterson took to Facebook pinch a consequent update that Cabbie 'peacefully passed away' Saturday evening 'with nan emotion of his life Lexi by his side'

After getting his commencement pinch jobs successful his autochthonal Minnesota, Cabbie began appearing regularly connected Stern's top-rated syndicated power programme successful nan early 2000s 

Stern was pictured down his console connected his first broadcast connected outer power successful 2006 

The highly-publicized boxing lucifer would spell connected to haunt Cabbie, aft he said connected nan aerial successful 2002 that he wasn't going to salary taxes connected his earnings, prompting an IRS probe.

Cabbie successful 2004 entered a blameworthy plea to misdemeanor taxation evasion charges spanning 2000-2002 and much than $400,000 successful unreported earnings, Page Six reported, starring to a jailhouse condemnation and repayment of much than $110,000 successful backmost taxes.

Cabbie's narration pinch Stern suffered amid aggregate controversies, including an incident successful which he let adult movie prima Ron Jeremy into Stern's WXRK workplace pinch plans to make a Stern-themed porn film.

His last quality connected nan Stern Show came connected nan show successful June of 2007 aft a contention aft he appeared to plug a weight nonaccomplishment merchandise called I57 Ignite, pinch Stern and nan precocious Ralph Cirella (who died astatine 58 this past December) making derogatory remarks astir his appearance.

Kelly Lockwood, nan CEO of JEC Nutrition, nan institution I57 Ignite, told Page Six at nan clip plans were successful nan offing to return litigation against Stern and SiriusXM (where Stern began broadcasting from successful 2006 aft leaving WXRK) for 'defamation of our product,' starring to a imperishable falling-out betwixt Cabbie, Stern and nan show.

Cabbie's narration pinch Stern suffered amid aggregate controversies, including an incident successful which he fto big movie prima Ron Jeremy into Stern's WXRK workplace pinch plans to make a Stern-themed porn film 

In nan aftermath of his passing, a number of Stern Show alums and fans took to societal media to retrieve nan precocious broadcaster

The Stern-focused podcast Radio Gunk shared its 2015 question and reply pinch Cabbie, adding, 'Back erstwhile we first started podcasting, he was benignant and gracious to fto america inquire him thing we wanted…'

In nan aftermath of his passing, a number of Stern Show alums and fans took to societal media to retrieve nan precocious broadcaster.

'R.I.P. Lee Mroszak, AKA "Crazy Cabbie,"' Melendez said, while Captain Janks said, 'R.I.P. Crazy Cabbie.'

Chaunce Hayden, who competed alongside Cabbie successful a 2004 Stern Show title to switch Melendez aft his departure for The Tonight Show, said that Cabbie's decease 'really stings.'

He added, 'This feline had a bosom of golden and considered him a friend. RIP Crazy Cabbie.'

YouTube characteristic Cardiff Electric hailed Cabbie pinch memories of his 9/11 broadcasting efforts; and boxing lucifer pinch Melendez, who won by decision.

'I will ne'er hide Crazy Cabbie describing his position of nan Towers from his roof,' Cardiff Electric said. 'RIP Lee. We each cognize You Won The fight. #CabbieWon.'

The Stern-focused podcast Radio Gunk shared its 2015 question and reply pinch Cabbie, adding, 'Back erstwhile we first started podcasting, he was benignant and gracious to fto america inquire him thing we wanted…'

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