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Is Marfan Mike really dead? Howard Stern Wack Pack fans in disbelief

Amber Peake January 18, 2022
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Is Marfan Mike really dead? Fans are in disbelief as it has been announced Howard Stern Wack Pack member Marfan Mike has passed away. Former Howard Stern Show personality Shuli Egar confirmed the news as he posted a tribute across social media on Monday. 

As friends and fans of the late Wack Packer follow with tributes of their own others are curious to know more about the online personalities life and career. 

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Who was Marfan Mike?

Michael Diamond, aka Marfan Mike, was familiar to fans of The Howard Stern Show as part of its roster of personalities known as the Wack Pack.

He was sworn into the Wack Pack in 2018, having been first introduced on the show by former Howard Stern Show personality Shuli Egar in 2016. At the time, it was revealed he had Marfan Syndrome – a connective tissue disorder, with his condition later forming as part of his nickname on the show. 

Following his induction, Mike appeared a few times before he was seen to take some time away from the show for health reasons. In 2020, he returned as he revealed he had been hospitalised for almost a year after he went in into hospital early 2019 following pneumonia-like symptoms. 

Elsewhere the Wack Pack member previously co-hosted the weekly podcast series Two Idiots Vs The World in 2019. 

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Is Marfan Mike really dead?

The sad news of Marfan Mike’s passing was announced on Monday, 17 January by Mike’s close friend and fellow Howard Stern show personality Shuli Egar on Twitter and Facebook.

Taking to Facebook, Shuli reflected on their friendship as he admitted “learned a lot” from Mike over the years and that he would miss him “tremendously.”

Continuing his tribute on Twitter, Shuli gushed about what a “kind, funny and sweet” person Mike was as he admitted he would “never forget” him:

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Tributes to the late Howard Stern Wack Pack member pour in

As news of his passing is announced online, Howard Stern Show staff members who were close to the online personality have shared tributes on Twitter:

Fans of the late Wack Pack member have also followed with posts of their own: 

We send our condolences to Marfan Mike’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.