He was a clown before clowns were creepy.
A TV legend has passed away at age 89. Frank Avruch, a longtime TV personality and entertainer known for playing “Bozo the Clown,” died at his Boston home Tuesday after a long battle with heart disease.
He wasn't the only Bozo - there were several. Technically he wasn't even the original, but he was the original on TV. (The first Bozo the Clown was a voice actor who made a record in the 1940s).
Rest in peace to Bozo - he's now riding in a tiny little car up in the sky... And clowns still kind of creep us out.