Ralph Cirella, Howard Stern’s stylist and frequent radio show guest, dead at 58

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Ralph Cirella, Howard Stern’s longtime stylist and a frequent guest on his radio show, has died. He was 58 years old.

Stern announced the death on Wednesday’s episode of “The Howard Stern Show.”

Cirella was receiving treatment for a “rare lymphoma” when his “heart gave out” Tuesday morning, Stern said.

Stern added he was “angry” that Cirella “didn’t take care of himself” and ignored his worsening health.

“I think this is the toughest part of loving someone — when you lose them. Lord knows I loved Ralph,” he said. “My wife said to me last night, ‘You and Ralph have a secret language’ and it’s true … we had a great chemistry, and we had a great friendship, and Ralph was one of my bros. In fact, I came to think of Ralph as family.”

“I will miss him terribly,” Stern continued. “I can’t believe we’re saying it, but this guy was my man and he’s like the brother I never had.”

The show’s Instagram account also posted several photos of Cirella’s many appearances.

“It just seems impossible that he is gone. Bye for now, Ralph,” the post was captioned.

Actor John Stamos, another friend of Cirella, memorialized him on Instagram as well.

“My dear friend, I will miss you so much. I love you, Ralphie boy. Rest in peace,” he captioned a post that included several photos.