Huell Howser Dead at 67

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California's Gold host Huell Howser passed away in Palm Springs Sunday of natural causes, KCET confirmed on Monday.

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The TV icon, best known for his enthusiasm and folksy demeanor, was 67 when he died at his home just months after retiring due to health concerns.

Howser made a name for himself as a reporter for Entertainment Tonight and CBS news. He went on to specialize in programs dedicated to small towns, landmarks, and places of interest in California.