Who Was Art Bell? Radio Host Dies At 72

Art and Ramona Bell pose in the control room of their new radio station KNYE-FM in this undated

Art and Ramona Bell pose in the control room of their new radio station KNYE-FM in this undated

Bell didn't make many media appearances outside of his talk show, but one Larry King on CNN appearance from 1999 has been preserved on YouTube.

Longtime southern Nevada radio host Art Bell died Friday.

He was an American Broadcaster and author and the original host of the paranormal-themed show "Coast to Coast AM", which was broadcasted on hundreds of radio station in US and Canada. The Nye County Sheriff's Office announced that an autopsy will be done later this week to determine the cause of death.

Bell permanently left the weekday edition of Coast to Coast AM in 2002 and George Noory took over the weekday hosting duties for Coast to Coast AM on January 1, 2003.

Bell first got his start in the radio business when he was 13 years old. In most recent years, classic Bell shows on the program "Somewhere in Time" have been on the air.

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The Nye County Sheriff made the announcement of Bell's sudden death on Facebook and Twitter...

Bell also had a show on SiriusXM in 2013 but that only lasted six weeks, according to Radio Link.

Bell later hosted another show, Midnight In the Desert, but retired from the air in 2015, citing threats to his safety. Bell was the original owner of Pahrump radio station KNYE.

In 1986 KDWN in Las Vegas offered Bell a five-hour time slot in the middle of the night.

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