Monty Hall, the co-creator of "Let's Make a Deal" who hosted the show from 1963-1975 and again in the '80s and '90s, has died. He was 96.
Variety reports Hall died of heart failure Saturday at home in Beverly Hills.
In a statement, CBS Executive VP of Daytime Programs Angelica McDaniel said of Hall, "Monty’s infectious enthusiasm, humor and warmth were a winning combination that was evident to everyone he encountered, whether returning to make appearances on the current version of ‘Let’s Make a Deal,’ or gracing us with his presence at a photo shoot celebrating CBS Daytime earlier this year. On screen, Monty made the ‘Big Deals,’ but in the game of life, he himself was one."
Hall is survived by his three children, actress Joanna Gleason, TV executive Sharon Hall, and TV producer Richard Hall; five grandchildren; and a brother. His wife, philanthropist, producer and writer Marilyn Hall, passed away three months ago, just shy of their 70th wedding anniversary.