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Life of ETX entertainer remembered


Monday evening, family and friends came together to celebrate the life of 70-year-old Terry Knutson. 

Knutson died last week after his bicycle was hit by a wrecker on Hwy 110 in Tyler. 
He often performed as a Clownzo the clown, but that's not his only claim to fame; he also recorded more than 300 songs. 

"When I first met him he would tell me about famous movie stars that he rubbed elbows with," a friend said at the memorial service. "Like most of us, I just kind of shook my head and thought, 'Yeah right', until I googled him on the computer and it's like everything he ever told me was true," he explained. 

No embellishment was needed, Terry Knutson was a singer/songwriter who wrote more than three hundred songs and also entertained many by performing as Clownzo.
"He was a great magician, a great singer and entertainer and he had a heart for people and he was my friend," said friend Mark Kilsby. 

Knutson's memorial service was a celebration of the life he dedicated to making others smile.

"You just want to be around him and fellowship with him because he always had a positive thing to say to you and to other people," friend Jerry Abercrombie told us. 

Friends shared laughs and tears at the life of this East Texan man.

"Every time he comes to mind, I'll revisit this hilarious, whimsical, California beach bum that's been misplaced," a friend said as the crowd shared a laugh. 

Despite this tragic accident, family and friends found a way to laugh together as they remembered the life of this entertainer they loved so much. 

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