World’s Oldest Clown Dies at 98

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Floyd “Creeky” Creekmore, the world’s oldest clown at age 98, has died in his Billings, Montana, home.

Son Dave Creekmore says his father died Saturday night of complications from heart disease.

The former rancher performed for the Shrine Circus and at hospitals for children. He was recognized as the world’s oldest performing clown by Guinness World Records.

Dave Creekmore said Tuesday that his father had not performed as Creeky since his wife of 74 years died in 2012.

He says his father really slowed down during the last year, but he performed one last trick during a friend’s 90th birthday party in July.

The trick involved two scarves, a bra and a blushing female volunteer. Dave Creekmore says his father lit up under the spotlight one more time.

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