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Tom Magliozzi, Co-Host of NPR’s “Car Talk,” 1937 – 2014

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The Car Talk weblog is reporting that Tom Magliozzi has passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014, at the age of 77 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. With his younger brother Ray, the Magliozzi’s hosted NPR’s Car Talk radio show from 1977 to 2012, where the two dispensed advice on car repair, relationships, and the weekly puzzler, all while laughing heartily at their callers, themselves, and their own jokes.

Tom and Ray Magliozzi have appeared as animated versions of themselves in several different projects, including the Rust-Eze owners in Disney/Pixar’s Cars; as themselves in an episode of PBS Kids’ Arthur; and as themselves in Click and Clack’s As the Wrench Turns, a short-lived animated sitcom from 2008.

(Additional information: The New York Times. Tom Magliozzi Photo Credit: Jason Grow)

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