Huell Howser, the popular former host of PBS's "California's Gold," died in Los Angeles last night, TV station KCET has confirmed.
The Tennessee native died of natural causes, said Ayn Allen, producer of the show. Allen, communications manager at KCET, said the station would air a special about Howser at 5:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, KCET invites fans to share memories of Howser on its website.
Huell Howser retired from "California's Gold" in November after shooting 440 episodes over 18 seasons.
Here he is getting excited about a avocado-eating dog:
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