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Popular Juarez television clown Niko Liko dies

EL PASO, Texas -- A beloved border-television clown, Niko Liko has died.

Antonio Gaytán Muruato, who hosted the long-running Niko Liko Show in Juarez, died on Friday according to posts on social media, and our sister station Channel 44.

He was 81-years-old.

Early this week, Jesús El Salvador Catholic parish in Juárez posted on Facebook announcing that the TV personality had fallen ill, asking the Borderland for their prayers.

Niko Liko entertained Borderland children for decades. He appeared on television in Juarez back in the early 70s to the early 90s.

Brianna Chavez

Brianna Chavez is an ABC-7 reporter/producer.



    1. I’m not one to throw dispersions on dead people but you may want to do a little background on this so called beloved children’s entertainer. We all mask our real identities from the public but seems this clown couldn’t hide some crucial key reasons to keep your kids away from him. But then again it could just be rumors? Right?

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