Huell Howser: Fans mourn his death, share favorite videos [Talkback LA]
There has been an outpouring of tributes Monday for TV personality and California chronicler Huell Howser, who died.
Howser, 67, one of public television's most iconic figures, died Sunday
night, his assistant Ryan Morris said. No other details were given.
"We are deeply saddened to hear of Huell's passing," Al Jerome, president and chief executive of KCET, said in a statement. "This is a tremendous personal and professional loss to his friends and colleagues as well as his legions of fans. Throughout his more than two decades with KCET, Huell inspired everyone at the station with his enthusiasm and storytelling about this great state in which we live. Huell was able to brilliantly capture the wonder in obscurity. From pastrami sandwiches and scarves loomed from lint to the exoticism of cactus gardens and the splendor of Yosemite -- he brought us the magic, the humor and poignancy of our region. We will miss him very much."
Howser's death came only weeks after the Nov. 27 announcement that he was retiring and not recording any more original episodes of "California's Gold."
Fans have been sharing their favorite videos from YouTube as well as their memories of Howser.
Here are some reflections on Howser curated from social media:
Share your memories below.
Photo: Huell Howser on top of the Golden Gate Bridge in 2009. Credit: KCET