Gary Collins, TV Actor and Host, Dies at 74

Celebrity News Oct. 13, 2012 AT 2:50PM
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Goodbye, Gary Collins.

The legendary TV host and actor -- known for his appearances on Charlie's Angels, The Love Boat and Fantasy Island -- died early Saturday in Biloxi, Miss., TMZ reports. He was 74.

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The Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer tells TMZ Collins passed away due to natural causes around 1 a.m. at Biloxi Regional Medical Center.

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In addition to his lengthy resume of TV appearances, Collins famously hosted the talk show Hour Magazine from 1980-1988 and served as the Miss America Pageant's host from 1985-1989.

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Collins is survived by his three children -- one with his ex-wife, former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley, and two from a previous marriage.

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