Skip to comments.Huell Howser Died Of Prostate Cancer
Posted on 01/15/2013 6:45:27 PM PST by BenLurkin
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) Longtime TV host Huell Howser died of prostate cancer, according to an official death certificate obtained by TMZ.
The entertainment news website reported that the certificate, which was filed by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, also revealed Howser was cremated and his ashes were scattered off the coast of LA County.
Howser, who hosted KCETs Californias Gold for 19 years, passed away at the age of 67 on Jan. 6 at his Palm Springs home.
Prior to his work at KCET, he was a reporter at KCBS (CBS2) and also worked as a weekend anchor and reporter for Entertainment Tonight.
Last year, Howser retired from broadcasting due to health concerns.
A public memorial for friends and fans of the iconic host was held Tuesday at Griffith Observatory.
Must’ve been that thinning disease.
Yup but still a good guy i loved his shows. Flame away
He paid to have all of his shows digitized and donated them to Chapman College.
I realize that many on FR, slammed him because they said he was a homosexual (or so they suspected), his shows were still fantastic either way.
A brutal way to die. My father and two friends went that way and it was not nice.
He interviewed Mrs albabys grandma at Blue Skys trailer park
Yosemite Firefall: “People would cry...”
What a time. I miss the innocence of those days.
Met him at an ECV event in Mojave, and he even knew something about the story of what we were there to commemorate with a California state historical marker. Very nice man. Well, rest in peace Huell.
Don’t get me started. I found and ate at the ‘Apple Pan’ because of Mr. Howser. I just wanted a taste of history. He really did make you long for the past, didn’t he?
... And Semper Fi, Huell.
Good tribute here:
“Obituary: A Farewell to Huell Howser, a True Part of ‘California’s Gold’”
Get tissues and watch 7 minutes of some of the best television ever recorded (and what originally got me hooked on Huell Howser’s stories).
“Huell Howser Videolog “Elephant Man” (original segment)”
May the Lord receive his soul.
Two of our grandsons were there one a camping trip with their grandpa when Huell was doing this special and as luck would have it, as Huell was facing the camera, the two boys were caught on film dashing and mugging it up behind him as 13 year olds aree want to do!
Huell Howser was a national treasure. It was impossible not to sit down and watch his “on the road” travel shows once the sound of his friendly voice floated your way. The man could bring alive and make interesting any town, any person, any site and any event in history. He liked people and they liked him. He clearly enjoyed life and people and loved to explore the wonder and integrity of people’s work and avocations. I’m glad to read that all the shows have been digitized for the continued education and enjoyment of all.
“...The man could bring alive and make interesting any town, any person, any site and any event in history..>
Yes, he could talk to anybody. Some of his early work were the “happy features” he did for Channel Four in Nashville. He once awarded me a door prize of a big foot scatter rug at the Hillsboro High School auditorium. Saw him at another occassion in the Green Hills Theatre in Nashville.
I remember one story he covered was a birthday party for a pig that some nice Tennessee hayseeds were having.