Tom Magliozzi, who hosted NPR’s Car Talk with his brother Ray, died Monday from complications from Alzheimer’s disease, according to a statement on Car Talk‘s website. He was 77.
“We can be happy that he lived the life he wanted to live; goofing off a lot, talking to you guys every week, and primarily, laughing his ass off,” Ray said in a note on the site.
The Magliozzi brothers, who went as “Click and Clack,” started their show in Boston at WBUR and it moved to NPR in 1987. Tom and Ray announced the show would end back in 2012, though NPR still ran it in syndication.
“I have the sad duty to report today that Tom Magliozzi, one of the hosts of Car Talk, passed away this morning due to complications of Alzheimer’s Disease,” Car Talk‘s executive producer Doug Berman said in a note, according to NPR. “Tom’s been such a dominant, positive personality amongst us for so long that all of us in the public radio family—and I include our millions of listeners—will find this news very difficult to receive.”