Valley radio legend Pat McMahon has confirmed with ABC15, "Wallace and Ladmo" star Bill Thompson passed away Wednesday following a long illness.
McMahon said Thompson's daughter told him the TV legend passed away at a Valley hospice facility. He was 82 years old.
According to the show's Facebook page, the "Wallace and Ladmo" Show had a remarkable 35 1/2 year run from 1954-1989 on local television station KPHO.
It was eventually seen all over Arizona, northern Mexico and towns in California near the AZ border. The show was even briefly syndicated to Los Angeles and New York.
The trio that made up the show were Bill “Wallace" Thompson, Ladimir “Ladmo" Kwiatkowski and Pat McMahon.