United States radio host and conspiracy theorist Artwork Bell dead at 72

Art and Ramona Bell pose in the control room of their new radio station KNYE-FM in this undated

Art and Ramona Bell pose in the control room of their new radio station KNYE-FM in this undated

One of radio's most successful syndicated hosts has died.

US radio host Art Bell, known for his conversations of conspiracy ideas along with amusing happenings throughout his favorite syndicated show "coast-to-coast AM", has died at his house in Nevada dated 72, the neighborhood sheriff's workplace stated. The news of Bell's death was confirmed by Nye County, Nevada, Sheriff's Office. Bell was 72 years old.

The show focused on the paranormal and conspiracy theories, with guests and callers given patience and space to make their claims. In the recent years, he was more involved in the creation and production of an overnight talk show named "Midnight in the Desert" on the Dark Matter Digital Network. The cause of Bell's death was yet to be revealed. He came out of retirement several times and last appeared on the show in 2010, but was eventually replaced by George Noory. Coast to Coast AM then became syndicated across the USA and Canada in the 1990s, eventually through Chancellor Media in the mid-90's before becoming a part of Premiere Radio Networks and Clear Channel Communications in 2001. He left the show in 2002. He also created and hosted its companion show "Dreamland". He announced what would be his final retirement on December 11, 2015, citing security concerns at his home. Bell founded and was the original owner of Pahrump-based radio station KNYE 95.1 FM.

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