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TV personality Gary Collins died early Saturday morning in Biloxi, Mississippi from natural causes.
People reports that Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer confirmed Collins’ death occurred just before 1 a.m. in a Biloxi hospital.
Collins was best known hosting popular shows like The Home Show and Hour Magazine, which won an Emmy in 1983. As well as his hosting gig, the actor starred in three fleeting television series, one being The Wackiest Ship in the Army. Us Weekly, he also made guest appearances on shows like The Love Boat and Charlie’s Angels.
Collins was also well known for emceeing the Miss America Pageant from 1982 – 1990, during which time he met the love of his life, former Miss America, Mary Ann Mobley, from Brandon, Mississippi. The couple wed in 1967 were reportedly split since last year, and share one daughter, Mary Clancy. Collins also has two children from a previous marriage, Guy William and Melissa.
In more recent years, Collins was in trouble with the law, being convicted of a DUI in 2009. The late television host and actor was 74-years-old.
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