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Huell Howser

'California's Gold' Host

Dead at 67

1/7/2013 12:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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L.A. TV icon Huell Howser -- best known for hosting the wildly popular travel show  "California's Gold" on KCET -- has passed away at age 67. 

A rep for KCET tells TMZ, Howser died in his Palm Springs home early Monday morning of natural causes ... details surrounding his death have not been released.

He hosted his Cali travel show for 18 seasons -- and only recently retired in November after completing over 440 episodes.

Fun fact: Howser also appeared on two episodes of "The Simpsons" ... Matt Groening was a huge fan.

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Mary    

Truly a sad day for anyone who watched his show, what a class act.
California will miss him.

465 days ago
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Kaycey14    

Being born

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Kaycey14    

Being born in Cali, I thought I knew a lot about our awesome state until I started watching This is California's Gold (I can still hear him saying it ;) in 1992. I went to visit many of the places he went to on his show. He was always nice

465 days ago
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Grammar Police    

These spammers have no shame. If all of us continuously hit the 'report' button under these spam comments, MAYBE TMZ will catch on and block comments that contain their stupid websites. ?

465 days ago
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EarthAngel    

His voice and genuine enthusiasm could lift ANY bad day.....will miss him dearly

465 days ago
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LA Native    

Nooooooooooooooooooooo! It can't be!
Oh, this is terrible news, a true California gem.
I am so sad to hear this, RIP Huell.

465 days ago
22.

Bu    

RIP Huell Howser you were California gold! You loved life and made us all feel the same when watching your shows!

465 days ago
23.

Renogal    

That doesn't seem true. I watched him allot. Wow. RIP Mr. Howser. He put on interesting shows.

465 days ago
24.

anony    

NEVER refer to California as "Cali."
Cali is a South American drug cartel.

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25.

william     

RIP I have always loved your show you will be missed!!!!

465 days ago
26.

blondie    

r.i.p. huell.
i love his california gold series. he seemed like such a nice guy.

465 days ago
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Thomas K Nagano    

Huell Howser In Bronze for Grand Park

Full Size bronze of Huel Howser holding a Microphone for Grand Park.

He could be interviewing park visitors.

I sure Huel would love to be a pigeon's resting place.

465 days ago
28.

Jorge    

This is so sad. Have watched his show for as long as I could remember. He had a great and unique interviewing style. Loved him. We have lost a true american icon. : (

465 days ago
29.

Thomas K Nagano    

Huell Howser In Bronze for Grand Park

Full Size bronze of Huel Howser holding a Microphone for Grand Park.

He could be interviewing park visitors.

I sure Huel would love to be a pigeon's resting place

465 days ago
30.

dale12    

Mr. Howser "was" California Gold...RIP, you will be missed.

465 days ago
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