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Smothers Brothers comedian Tom Smothers passes away at age 86


LOS ANGELES — The world has lost a true comedic legend. Tom Smothers, ‍one half of the iconic⁤ Smothers Brothers and ‌co-host of the groundbreaking⁤ “The ⁢Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” has ​passed ⁢away at the‍ age of 86.

His impact on television history cannot be overstated. The show, which debuted ‍in 1967, was a game-changer, tackling social and political issues with humor and wit. It was an‌ immediate hit, resonating with a generation of ‍young baby boomers who were hungry for a fresh perspective.

But it wasn’t just the comedy that ‍made ‍the show special. The Smothers Brothers were pioneers, pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable on television. They took on the Establishment,⁣ criticized the Vietnam War, and gave a voice to the counterculture of the era.

Despite facing constant ‍battles with network censors, the brothers never ⁣backed down.‍ They used their platform‌ to speak out against injustice and to champion freedom of​ speech. Their impact on the​ entertainment industry ⁤is immeasurable.

Tom Smothers was not just a comedian; he‌ was ⁢a fighter. His ⁢legacy will‌ live on through the ​countless lives he ​touched and the laughter he brought to the world.

Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones during⁣ this difficult time.

Thomas Bolyn Smothers III was born on ⁢February 2, 1937, and his influence will continue to be felt for generations to come.

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