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An article on the loss of a friend...
I have no idea how this has happened, nor how I would ever get over such a loss like this; all that I know is that he is gone. I was taking a break from my usual work at my job, and while I was scrolling my phone, I came across a Facebook page and was told that Jerry Blavat had passed away. I think that most of you already know who Jerry Blavat is, right? He is a disc jockey who plays music "From the heart, and not a research chart". "The Geator With The Heater". "The Boss With The Hot Sauce". You know what I am talking about, right?
Anyway, when I got the news that Jerry Blavat had died from complications from a disease called Myasthenia gravis, it was like a punch in the throat and a reality-based slap in the face; my own world, a world that is filled with my love for all things nostalgia, had begun to crumble apart. My daydream-filled life was shattered and crushed. I have endured many deaths of many people before, but I have never endured such a death as this one.
If you want to know more about Jerry Blavat, you can look him up at the Wikipedia page here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Blavat; I first started to listen to Jerry Blavat while I was living in my former home of Philadelphia, PA when his show was on WXPN every Saturday; and then, after I have moved to the Kent County section of Delaware, I would continue to listen to Jerry, only this time in the weekday afternoons. Nowadays, I do not listen to Jerry Blavat much because I have been busy with my food service job.

Jerry Blavat's final public appearance was at the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade; however, none of us knew how very much pain he was about to go through. It was on Christmas Eve of this past year that I first heard about his health and that he had been forced to cancel many of his appearances, including one at the Kimmel Center. Seeing how very much a strong man that he was and how very healthy he was, I had never dreamed that Jerry Blavat would end up in a most horrid health situation like this.
All throughout December and January, I kept on hoping and praying that Jerry Blavat would pull through and that he would be healthy enough to go back and do what he loves again, spinning records for the people that he loved so very much. Unfortunately, that did not happen. On January 20th, 2023, Jerry Blavat took his final breath. I have never been so heartbroken in all of my life.
And yet, how very happy, lucky, and grateful I am that I have gotten the chance to know him and to have fun with him, even over the radio. But right now, deep inside, my heart is heavy with grief and sorrow, while I somehow wonder how I am ever going to manage my life without him. And like all of the other news of celebrity passing, I had always thought that he would live forever, at least to the age of 100.

But I am thankful to have known such a man as Jerry Blavat; I know that this coming summer will not ever be the same, and I also know that Memories at Margate, his nightclub, will never be the same without him, its namesake, its owner, I thank him for being the most special person that God has ever put on this earth. We love you, Sir Blavat...
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