Death of Local Man who Portrayed 'Coco the Clown'

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Michael Polakovs, a man who spent his life entertaining with a huge smile and a big red nose, died during the weekend. He was better known as Coco the Clown.

Polakovs died Sunday; he was 86. He performed for years with Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus and helped form the Ringling Bros. Clown College. He was presented with a lifetime achievement award in September 2008.

Polakovs lived with his wife Hazel in Boyd County, Ky.

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