‘Car Talk’ co-host Tom Magliozzi dead at 77, NPR reports

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – Tom Magliozzi, co-host of NPR’s “Car Talk” and one of the beloved “Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers” has dead at the age of 77, NPR revealed Monday.

Magliozzi suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease and died from complications, according to “Car Talk” Executive Producer Doug Berman.  The show has been airing in re-runs for the past two years after the Magliozzi brothers called it quits in 2012.

Ray and Tom Magliozzi grew up in East Cambridge; both graduated from MIT.

The Magliozzis started “Car Talk” at WBUR in Boston in 1977 before they began airing nationally on NPR a decade later.

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