For more than two decades, Bell, who died Friday in Nevada at 72, stayed up all night talking to those people on the radio, patiently encouraging them to tell their stories about alien abductions, crop circles, anthrax scares and, as he put it, all things "seen at the edge of vision". She described him as a "longtime resident" of the world and mentioned an post-mortem to verify the reason for demise can be carried out later this week.
"Coast to Coast AM" confirmed the news on Twitter, saying its staff was "profoundly saddened with the news that the creator and original host of Coast to Coast AM, Art Bell, has passed away at the age of 72".
Bell permanently left the weekday edition of Coast to Coast AM in 2002 and George Noory took over the weekday hosting duties for Coast to Coast AM on January 1, 2003.
At his peak, Bell was heard on some 500 radio stations nationwide.
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De Niro's Mueller asked to the cheer of the audience. "Yeah, like with a cow, or a goat". "I have nipples. But let's just say I've cut a lot of letters out of a lot of magazines", Stiller's Cohen responds.
The show tweeted a comment from its current host, George Noory, who described Bell as "a legend - a radio icon who went against the grain and developed an awesome show called 'Coast to Coast AM.' His impact on my life is beyond words. He might be missed, however I do know he's now on one other journey".
The shows were broadcast from KNYE 95.1 FM, a radio station which Bell founded and made its home in a doublewide trailer 60 miles west of Las Vegas.
It wasn't until 2006 is when the Vietnam veteran was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2006 and the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2008.