Radio host Art Bell died of accidental drug overdose: coroner | radioinfo

Radio host Art Bell died of accidental drug overdose: coroner

Longtime Nevada based radio personality Art Bell died of an accidental overdose from a cocktail of prescription drugs according to the Clark County coroner’s office..
 
Bell died April 13 in a bedroom of his Pahrump home at age 72. The coroner’s office determined he had four prescription medications in his system: the opioid oxycodone, the analgesic hydrocodone, diazepam, often marketed as Valium, and carisoprodol, a muscle-relaxant. All lawfully presccribed to him. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and hypertension contributed to his death.
 
Bell was known as the late-night host, engineer and producer of the show “Coast to Coast AM.” He specialised in talking about all things weird, including UFOs, alien abductions and crop circles, on his nationally syndicated show to as many as 15 million people nightly. After retiring from hosting full time in 2003, he started his own satellite radio show from his home.
 
His work captured the imaginations of long-haul truckers and insomniacs alike during his late-night shows. He stepped away from radio for good in 2015.

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