Late-night talk show host whose fascination with the paranormal led to the creation of the AM radio show Coast to Coast.
During the Vietnam War he served as a medic in the United States Air Force.
At the peak of his popularity his radio show about the paranormal reached 15 million listeners and played on over 500 channels.
He got married to Ramona Bell in 1990; He later remarried to Airyn Ruiz on April 11, 2006. He is survived by his four children.
He has interviewed country music legend Merle Haggard.