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Huell Howser Died Of Prostate Cancer
CBSLA.com) ^ | January 15, 2013 4:48 PM

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 KCET’s “California’s 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.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: huellhowser

1 posted on 01/15/2013 6:45:31 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: EveningStar

ping


2 posted on 01/15/2013 6:46:43 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Must’ve been that thinning disease.


3 posted on 01/15/2013 6:47:53 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr

Yup but still a good guy i loved his shows. Flame away


4 posted on 01/15/2013 6:50:18 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


5 posted on 01/15/2013 6:52:48 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: BenLurkin

A brutal way to die. My father and two friends went that way and it was not nice.


6 posted on 01/15/2013 6:55:03 PM PST by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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To: svcw

He interviewed Mrs albabys grandma at Blue Skys trailer park


7 posted on 01/15/2013 6:56:40 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: BenLurkin
The California Gold I remember being my favorite: Yosemite Firefall. I remember the Yosemite firefall myself. I remember being on Glacier Point and hearing, "Let...the...fire...fall..." Parts of this show is heart warming and touching.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXsA7E21ErQ&list=PLii9gFf1eMn2_B8eDrK6EuLEYqiZtip7_

8 posted on 01/15/2013 7:00:15 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: svcw
The man was first class all the way. He purposely avoided polarizing topics and truly left the world a better place with his legacy of historical video documentaries. He was a part of “California's gold”. California lost one of it's best in him.
9 posted on 01/15/2013 7:02:46 PM PST by 444Flyer
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To: PapaNew

Yosemite Firefall: “People would cry...”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxmZEh1O8YA


10 posted on 01/15/2013 7:10:22 PM PST by 444Flyer
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To: 444Flyer

What a time. I miss the innocence of those days.


11 posted on 01/15/2013 7:14:01 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: BenLurkin

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.


12 posted on 01/15/2013 7:18:56 PM PST by The KG9 Kid (Bring back the booby hatches.)
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To: PapaNew

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?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XKi9_haJU0


13 posted on 01/15/2013 7:21:24 PM PST by 444Flyer
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To: The KG9 Kid

... And Semper Fi, Huell.


14 posted on 01/15/2013 7:26:25 PM PST by The KG9 Kid (Bring back the booby hatches.)
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To: BenLurkin

Good tribute here:

“Obituary: A Farewell to Huell Howser, a True Part of ‘California’s Gold’”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnpmetj66gw


15 posted on 01/15/2013 7:50:05 PM PST by 444Flyer
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To: BenLurkin; PapaNew; All

MUST SEE!

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)”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HBTpn7BjP4


16 posted on 01/15/2013 8:12:29 PM PST by 444Flyer
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To: stylecouncilor

RIP Huell.

May the Lord receive his soul.


17 posted on 01/15/2013 8:21:54 PM PST by onedoug
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To: PapaNew

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!


18 posted on 01/15/2013 9:05:37 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: BenLurkin

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.


19 posted on 01/15/2013 10:10:57 PM PST by Best and Brightest
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To: Best and Brightest

“...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.


20 posted on 01/16/2013 12:00:12 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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21 posted on 01/16/2013 10:00:45 AM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: The KG9 Kid
Satisfactory! And so recorded.
22 posted on 01/16/2013 7:42:24 PM PST by FlyFisher
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To: Monterrosa-24

I remember him from Channel 4 too.. I think he and Lonnie Lardner left 4 at the same time?


23 posted on 01/16/2013 7:45:58 PM PST by pnz1
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