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One of the Hosts of the Popular Radio Show 'Car Talk' Has Died

In this June 19, 2008 photo, brothers Ray, left, and Tom Magliozzi, co-hosts of National Public Radio's "Car Talk" show, pose for a photo in Cambridge, Mass. NPR says Tom Magliozzi died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) -- One of the hosts of National Public Radio's popular "Car Talk" show has died.

The news organization says Tom Magliozzi died Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77 years old.

In this June 19, 2008 photo, brothers Ray, left, and Tom Magliozzi, co-hosts of National Public Radio's "Car Talk" show, pose for a photo in Cambridge, Mass. NPR says Tom Magliozzi died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) In this June 19, 2008 photo, brothers Ray, left, and Tom Magliozzi, co-hosts of National Public Radio's "Car Talk" show, pose for a photo in Cambridge, Mass. NPR says Tom Magliozzi died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

NPR says Magliozzi and his brother, Ray, graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, were Cambridge auto mechanics when they began their talk radio show in the 1970s.

The duo dispensed humor and advice about repairing cars, gaining them a steady following on a local NPR station, WBUR, before the program became nationally broadcast starting in 1987.

NPR says the Magliozzi brothers haven't taped a live show for two years, but the station has been airing old shows, something that Ray hopes the station will continue to do, in honor of his brother.

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