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Monty Hall, Host Of "Let's Make A Deal," Dead At 96

Monty Hall, the iconic game show host of "Let's Make A Deal," has died.  He was 96.

Per The New York Times, Hall's daughter, Joanna Gleason, confirmed his cause of death was due to heart failure.

Hall's career began in radio in the late 1940's and moved to various hosting game show gigs in local television markets.  His first national hosting gig came in 1960 on CBS' Video Village.  Shortly after in 1963, Hall would co-create Let's Make A Deal  with Stefan Hatos.  Hall would host the popular game show until 1986.

Many fans took to social media to pay their respects to the legendary host.

CBS Daytime on Twitter

The CBS Daytime Family mourns the loss of television legend Monty Hall. His life and legacy is a blessing to people everywhere #LMAD

Jeff Dwoskin on Twitter

RIP Monty Hall Let's just pray he picked the right door

Keith Olbermann on Twitter

BTW a lovely man and, briefly, an excellent hockey announcer for The New York Rangers

Jim Heath on Twitter

RIP Monty Hall. A legend. Let's hope he's emceeing game shows in heaven.

BUZZR on Twitter

Thank you for the joy you brought to us all. Rest In Peace #MontyHall. #letsmakeadeal #buzzr

Peter King on Twitter

Monty Hall also remembered for devotion to Variety Club charity work for decades. #montyhall

Mayor Brian Bowman on Twitter

Winnipeg's ambassador in Hollywood, @umanitoba alumni & host of "Let's Make a Deal" has left our stage. RIP Monty.

William Shatner on Twitter

Condolences to the family of Monty Hall. ☹️

Al Roker on Twitter

One of the most amazing #gameshow hosts of all time of LetsMakeAdeal Monty Hall just died at 96. #RIP

Greta Van Susteren on Twitter

In reading Monty Hall's obituary I regret so much I did not know him-he was very much into charity and helping others..

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