Trending This Week

Related Posts

Ralph Cirella facts: Cause of death, age, net worth, wife and children revealed

Ralph Cirella is a stylist, actor, and set designer who is best known for his association with Howard Stern, the radio host and media personality.

Cirella has been working with Stern since 1990, and has also appeared in several movies and TV shows, such as Private Parts, Alien Space Avenger, and Welcome to the Max.

Cirella was also a frequent guest and contributor on The Howard Stern Show, where he often shared his opinions on various topics, such as movies, technology, and pop culture.

He was also known for his prank calls, impersonations, and feuds with other staff members and callers.

Ralph Cirella
Ralph Cirella dies at 58

Ralph Cirella cause of death

Ralph Cirella died Tuesday at the age of 58 after battling lymphoma.

Stern, 69, announced the death of Cirella – who had been a regular caller and guest on his radio show for more than three decades – on his SiriusXM show on Wednesday, saying that his ‘heart gave out’ amid a medical procedure.

‘Ralph was a trustworthy, dear friend who made me laugh every time I was with him,’ Stern said of his late friend.

Stern said that he had been frustrated by Cirella going without health insurance for stretches of time; that Cirella ‘didn’t take care of himself;’ and that he waited too long to take action against the ‘curable and treatable’ ailment he was battling.

Stern said he had ‘just have been so sad and so angry’ over Cirella’s passing, adding, ‘I think this is the toughest part of loving someone – when you lose them.’

The radio icon continued: ‘Lord knows I loved Ralph. 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.’

Stern credited Cirella as being instrumental in him crossing paths with his future wife Beth Ostrosky, 51, saying that he persuaded Stern to attend the party where they met. Said Stern: ‘He was the reason I met Beth.’

Cirella was also close with late TV producer Sam Simon and actor John Stamos, who took to Instagram with an emotional memorial for Cirella, calling him ‘a one-of-a-kind soul.’

Stamos, 60, said, ‘When met in the old days where he worked his magic as a makeup artist for Howard Stern’s Channel 9 show. I can vividly recall how he transformed Howard into a perfect replica of Larry King, showcasing his exceptional talent and creativity.

‘From the day forward, we were life long friends, I just wished he lived longer.’

Stamos said that Cirella ‘possessed an abundance of untapped potential, but he grappled with finding the motivation to fully realize it – a painful reality that we all witnessed.

‘It serves as a poignant reminder of life’s unpredictability and the importance of not only pursuing our dreams but also seeing them through to the end.’

The Full House actor wrapped up his statement in saying, ‘My heart aches at the thought of Ralph departing this world alone, without ever experiencing the deep love he undeniably deserved … my dear friend, I will miss you so much. I love you, Ralphie boy. Rest in peace.’

Ralph Cirella

Ralph Cirella age

Ralph Cirella was born on April 20, 1965 in New Jersey, United States of America. He grew up with a passion for acting and designing, but he never saw his father from the time he was born.

He graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1993, and started his career as a radio broadcaster. He later became a stylist, actor, and set designer, working with Howard Stern and other celebrities.

Ralph Cirella net worth

Ralph Cirella’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million as of 2023. This is based on various sources that have reported his earnings from his career as a set designer, stylist, actor, and radio host.

He is best known for his association with Howard Stern, the radio host and media personality, who has a net worth of $650 million1.

Cirella has been working with Stern since 1990, and has also appeared in several movies and TV shows, such as Private Parts, Alien Space Avenger, and Welcome to the Max.

Cirella’s net worth may have fluctuated over the years, depending on his income and expenses. He has not disclosed his exact salary from the Howard Stern Show, but reportedly, he earns about six figures from the show.

Ralph Cirella

Ralph Cirella wife

Ralph Cirella was married to Beth Ostrosky, She is a well-known figure in her own right. The couple entered into wedlock after an eight-year courtship.

Ostrosky, an American actress, author, model, and animal rights activist, is known for her roles in films such as Flirting with Disaster, Whipped, and Kitten Bowl.

Besides her acting career, she has authored several books about cats, such as Oh My Dog and Yoda:

The Story of a Cat and His Kittens, and serves as a spokesperson for North Shore Animal League of America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organisation.

Ostrosky and Cirella were introduced to each other by Howard Stern, Cirella’s longtime friend and employer, at a party in 1998.

The couple decided to move in together in 2000, got engaged in 2004, and finally tied the knot at a grand wedding ceremony held at New York City’s Le Cirque restaurant on October 3, 2006.

Ralph Cirella children

Surviving him are his wife Beth Ostrosky, his children Lucas Cirella and Ashley Cirella, his siblings Robert Cirella, Richard Cirella, Ronald Cirella, Rosemary Cirella, and Renee Cirella.


Fact Check: We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn’t look right, contact us!

Simon Kabutey
Simon Kabutey
If you are looking to get featured on here or to advertise your products and services on Atinkanews .net, just send us a mail through,

Popular Articles