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Public Broadcasting Legend Huell Howser Dies

Huell Howser amongst the California poppies, wearing his iconic sunglasses an...

Credit: Cameron Tucker

Above: Huell Howser amongst the California poppies, wearing his iconic sunglasses and gold shirt.

Huell Howser, 67, a public broadcasting legend best known for California's Gold, has died, according to his assistant, Ryan Morris.

Huell Howser, a public broadcasting legend best known for California's Gold, has died at the age of 67.

He died in Palm Springs at 2:35 a.m. of natural causes, according to the Riverside County Coroner's Office.

Howser retired from the show, unexpectedly, last November. He joined public television station KCET in 1987 to produce "Videolog," short programs featuring people's unique stories. The series later expanded to people and places throughout California.

City News Service contributed to the information in this report.

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