Nov 4, 2014

Alzheimer's Disease Knows No Boundaries, Tom Magliozzi Dies from Complications of Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease knows no boundaries. It doesn't matter how rich or poor, how smart, or how highly educated. No one is immune. I wonder how long it is going to take before people finally realize - someone they know and  love could be next.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Alzheimer's Disease Knows No Boundaries, Tom Magliozzi Dies from Complications of Alzheimer's disease

Tom Magliozzi, popular co-host of NPR's 'Car Talk,' died from complications of Alzheimer's disease on Monday.

People loved this guy (and his brother). It was easy to imagine that you knew them - personally - after listening to them on the radio.

If you ever listened to Tom Magliozzi and his brother Ray on NPRs "Care Talk" you had a good time. These two brothers were so full of life.

Imagine listening to the show and learning so much about your car and how it works, and at the same time having such a good time.
"I'd just hear this laughter," said Doug Berman. "And then there'd be more of it, and people would sort of gather around him. He was just kind of a magnet."
“We can do a show about cars because everybody has cars,” Tom Magliozzi explained, “We couldn't do a show called Brain Talk.
Think about the above. Very funny.
Andrea Mitchell wrote on Twitter, "Tom Magliozzi made me laugh even tho I know nothing about cars! RIP."
I think that summed it up quite nicely.

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There are 901 comments under this story at NPR. People really loved this guy.

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