Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Art Bell (1945 - 2018), paranormal-themed radio show host

Art Bell (1945 - 2018), paranormal-themed radio show host

Paranormal radio show host Art Bell has died. In most recent years, classic Bell shows on the program "Somewhere in Time" have been on the air.

Bell retired in 2015 citing safety concerns for his family. He would famously start out his broadcasts, "From the kingdom of Nye", an ode to Nye County, where Pahrump is located.

Sheriff's Office Bell passed away at his home. An autopsy will be conducted to determine cause of death, she said.

The current host of the show, George Noory, said in a statement: "Art was a legend - a radio icon who went against the grain and developed an awesome show. He will be missed, but I know he is now on another journey". Coast to Coast AM then became syndicated across the US and Canada in the 1990s, eventually through Chancellor Media in the mid-90's before becoming a part of Premiere Radio Networks and Clear Channel Communications in 2001.

In July 2016 Bell had a health scare, spending five days in a Las Vegas hospital, according to the show's website.

Bell is an inductee of both the Nevada Broadcaster's Association Hall of Fame and National Radio Hall of Fame.

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