Longtime legend of radio Art Bell died on Friday at his Pahrump home, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office announced. He was 72.
At this stage the cause is unknown.
Bell’s radio show, “Coast to Coast AM,” was syndicated across 500 North American stations in the 1990s before he left in 2002. He broadcast the show from Pahrump’s KNYE 95.1 FM, a station he created and founded.
Art retired several times in his career, which included a short-lived show on SiriusXM satellite radio in 2013.
Bell was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2006. He did not attend the presentation.
Bell was also inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2008.
Bell was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, on June 17, 1945. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a medic while serving in the Vietnam War.
He was an FCC licensed radio technician at the young age of 13. Bell set a Guinness World Record for a solo broadcast marathon, going for more than 116 hours, while working as a DJ in Okinawa, Japan.
Art Bell will be missed by the millions of fans that tuned in to listen to him throughout the years.
I am one of those fans.
R.I.P Mr Bell.