Saturday, April 14, 2018|10:57 a.m.
Eccentric radio host Art Bell passed away at his Pahrump home Friday, inning accordance with the Nye County Sherriff’s Office. He was 72.
Bell was understood for the paranormal-themed nationally syndicated radio program “Coast to Coast AM,” which he was associated with considering that 2003. He developed a loyal fan base who listened to the program when it aired in the late nights.
” For all you odd late-night radio listeners (me consisted of),” Tweeted U.S.A Today reporter Jeff Zillgitt. “My other half confesses to being a little anxious when she found my Art Bell listening routines. RIP.”
Bell later on established Pahrump’s KNYE 95.1 FM radio station, where its broadcast studio and transmitter were stationed near his Pahrump house. The station airs Coast to Coast AM nighttime from 10 p.m. till 6 a.m.
Bell retired a couple of times throughout the years, consisting of in 2015 from his “Midnight in the Desert” program after exactly what he declares to be numerous intrusion occasions taking place at his Pahrump home. He would notoriously start out his broadcasts, “From the kingdom of Nye,” an ode to Nye County, where Pahrump lies.
In July 2016 Bell had a health scare, spending 5 days in a Las Vegas hospital, inning accordance with the show’s website.
” I am not in excellent shape, so weak I can not dress myself,” he wrote on the website.
Bell is a conscript of both the Nevada Broadcaster’s Association Hall of Popularity and National Radio Hall of Popularity.
An autopsy is scheduled for next week to identify the cause of death, Sharon Wehrly, Nye County Sheriff said.