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Longtime WBZ Radio anchor Gary LaPierre dies

LaPierre, a Shelburne Falls native, anchored newscasts at WBZ from 1962 to 2006, most of that time during the morning. He periodically filled in at the station after retiring.

Gary LaPierre in December 2006, during his last day at WBZ (1030) before retiring. –Globe Staff/File

Gary LaPierre, who for decades anchored morning newscasts on top-rated Boston radio station WBZ (1030), has died, the station announced Monday.

LaPierre was 76, according to a story posted on the station’s website.

LaPierre “passed away peacefully on Monday at home on the North Shore,’’ WBZ said. In a tweet, the station said LaPierre died because of complications from leukemia.