U.S. radio host and conspiracy theorist Art Bell dead at 72

(Reuters) – U.S. radio host Art Bell, acknowledged for his discussions of conspiracy theories and paranormal phenomena throughout his well known syndicated show “Coast to Coast AM”, has died at his dwelling in Nevada aged 72, the community sheriff’s business said.

The show produced a cult subsequent following he designed it in 1993 and was touted as the country’s most listened to overnight radio software. It showcased Bell expounding on topics as numerous as UFO sightings, Bigfoot and crop circles.

Bell retired in 2015 citing protection considerations for his household. His studios were being found in his hometown of Pahrump, in Nye County, Nevada.

Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly declared the demise of the “longtime resident” in a temporary video clip statement. She said he died on Friday, and that an autopsy was scheduled for later on this 7 days to identify the trigger of demise.

The present host of the show, George Noory, said in a statement: “Art was a legend – a radio icon who went from the grain and produced an remarkable show … His effects on my existence is beyond text. He will be missed, but I know he is now on a different journey.”

“Coast to Coast AM” airs on additional than 600 stations nationwide and is broadcast Monday by way of Sunday from 1-5 a.m. ET, according to Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia, the main audio enterprise in the United States.

Reporting by Daniel Wallis in New York Enhancing by David Gregorio

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