Last Updated on December 6, 2023, 9:12 am
Howard Stern’s longtime Friend and Stylist, Ralph Cirella, passed away at 58
Ralph Cirella, longtime friend and stylist of Howard Stern, passed away unexpectedly on December 6, 2023. He was 58 years old at the time of his tragic death. He was a renowned figure in the makeup industry and fashion consultancy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends during this incredibly challenging time.
Who was Ralph Cirella?
Ralph Cirella was born on April 20, 1965. He made a name for himself in the entertainment industry and became a notable figure on The Howard Stern Show. He was Howard Stern’s wardrobe consultant and friend.
He was originally hired as Stern’s stylist but was later promoted to wardrobe consultant and set designer. He was a multi-talented individual and had also worked as an actor. His works include Private Parts (1997), Alien Space Avenger (1989), and Welcome to the Max (1993).
While working on Howard Stern Show, he used a laser pointer when critiquing women. It inspired Lorenzo Lamas to do the same on the show ‘Are You Hot?’ whose producer used to work on Howard Stern’s E! show.
Cirella briefly co-hosted the now defunct The Friday Show with Gary Dell’Abate and Jon Hein on Howard 100 and Howard 101. He also hosted the ‘Geek Time’ on Howard 101. Cirella had a birthmark on his face that the crew and Howard Stern used to refer to as ‘Ralph’s berry,’ which got him the nickname ‘Berry’ or ‘Berry Boy’ on the radio show.
What happened to Ralph Cirella?
Ralph Cirella passed away unexpectedly. The details of his untimely death have not been made public. His lifelong friend, John Stamos, announced his death in a heartfelt post on social media. He described Cirella as a ‘one-of-a-kind soul’ and an exceptionally talented and creative artist. He mourned his longtime friend and said,
“My heart aches at the thought of Ralph departing this world alone without ever experiencing the deep love he undeniably deserved. In our final exchange, I shared a story about someone who called me lucky. When I asked why, their response was simple and profound:
“Because you’re friends with Ralph from the Howard Stern show.” And they were absolutely right. My dear friend, I will miss you so much. I love you, Ralphie boy. Rest in peace.” We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends. May he rest in peace.
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