Television icon Monty Hall has died at age 96. The New York Times reports that Hall was found in his Beverly Hills home. Hall’s daughter Joanna Gleason confirmed his death which has been attributed to heart disease.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba with the slightly less TV-friendly name of Monte Halparin, Hall began his career in Canada before bringing his talents to the U.S. In Southern California, he established himself as a legendary game show figure as the host and co-creator of the absolutely mad (in the best possible way) Let’s Make a Deal. The program would quickly invade pop culture with the unique elements of the game making their way into TV, movies and even our daily lexicon.
(Via The New York Times)