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January 10, 2013

Rex Trailer of 'Boomtown' dead at 84

The family of local TV legend Rex Trailer announced his death today on his web site. The longtime host of WBZ-TV's "Boomtown" children's show died last night.

Here is the family's statement:

Rex Trailer left this earth peacefully last night surrounded in love and song by his family. Rex had been in Florida for the holidays when he became ill into the New Year. While everyone’s prayers and support have been of great comfort to Rex, he decided it was time to go home. Rex and family thank all of you and love you.

A memorial service in honor of Rex to give tribute to his life and legacy is being planned in the near future but for now, the family requests privacy.



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