Tom Magliozzi, one of the Click and Clack brothers of CarTalk passed away recently. I don't know exactly when, but it was announced today. I've been noticing that they've been doing reruns, especially when they had Melissa Peterson as a teenager on their show, for the last few months. But, apparently, they haven't made a new show in over two years. Instead, they've been mixing up and rehashing old shows.
I started listening to them in the 1980s. Both brothers seemed easy-going. Tom went through several wives while on the show, I think, but came across as someone who always looked on the bright side. I had no idea how much older Tom was than Ray.
Tom had Alzheimers and I guess his declining health made it impossible for him to do the show. He was only 77 when he died. Alzheimers is a hard disease to deal with. It not only affect memory, it affects other behaviors and moods as well as other physical effects. I feel for those who care for loved ones with that disease.