'Bozo the Clown' Star Frank Avruch Has Passed Away at Age 89

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Promotional portrait of Bozo the Clown circa 1965

Frank Avruch, a longtime Boston television personality best known as the star of Bozo the Clown, has died at the age of 89.

Avruch died Tuesday at his Boston home following a battle with heart disease, his family confirmed to WCVB-TV.

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The entertainer's webmaster for his website bostonman.com Anita Pollak, also confirmed his death.

Avruch appeared as Bozo the Clown, a children's television character from 1959 until 1970. He also appeared on WCVB's The Great Entertainment and Man About Town.