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Send in the Clowns

... Bozo is Dead

7/3/2008 7:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0703_bozo_clown_bn_ap-1Larry Harmon, the man credited with making Bozo the Clown the icon he was, died Thursday of congestive heart failure. He was 83.

Harmon wasn't the original Bozo, but built up the character and eventually licensed it to television stations across the country.

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31.

You Poor Fool    

BOZO IS ROTTING IN HELL

2220 days ago
32.

Milton    

It is a sad day, watching BOZO as a kid, I called my mother & sisters to tell them.
R P I

2220 days ago
33.

nunyabuz    

This is sad....but that picture of Bozo is enough to give me (an adult) nightmares.

2220 days ago
34.

Ruth    

I am sad. i remember Bozo. He was so simple and stupid he made me laugh.

2220 days ago
35.

LongJohn69    

What a freakin BOZO.

2219 days ago
36.

ali    

Bye Bozo, give laughs in the Big Top for the Big guy. I will shed a tear for all the laughs you gave me as a child.

2219 days ago
37.

whatthefrig    

LMAO!!!!!! Sorry, I am not laughing at the fact he is dead, he brings back many happy memories, but just your title on here! Just struck me as hilarious. Could be the xanax I took though!! LOL!

2219 days ago
38.

stargazer    

RIP Bozo Loved watching your show

2219 days ago
39.

Nick    

WGN better have a Bozo marathon this long 3-day weekend! R.I.P. Larry "Bozo" Harmon in that great jokehouse in the sky with George Carlin. They say bad things happen in threes. Who's next: Krusty?

2219 days ago
40.

WASTE    

Oh a little of my childhood is gone, I remember him well, I think a long time ago he was on KCOP, Wow dating myself, anyway. In Bozo words...................................

I'M SUCH A FUNNY CLOWN, I LIKE TO TRAVEL ROUND AND ROUND, THE CIRCUS IS MY HOME, I ALWAYS SEEM TO ROME. GOOD BYE MY DEAR FRIEND. YOU MADE MANY A CHILD HAPPY!

2219 days ago
41.

WASTE    

There was Bozo and I think a clown named Chucko? Anyone remember?

2219 days ago
42.

Popsicle The Clown    

RIP Bozo.. Thanks for the years of laughs.. I am a professional clown.. So this is upsetting to see this as soon as I got on the net to look at my emails.. You will never be forgotten..

2219 days ago
43.

Seattlelite    

So sad! I used to watch him all the time.

2219 days ago
44.

Rita K    

damn.. i hate clowns! i almost had a heart attack! but i am sori he died. r.i.p. but as i c it.,. one less clown in the world.

2219 days ago
45.

uh?    

I can't remember the guys name, but the first Bozo was the same guy that did the voice for Disney's Goofy.

2219 days ago
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