USA game show icon Monty Hall dead at 96

Report: “Let's Make a Deal” host Monty Hall passes away at 96

Monty Hall, who hosted and co-created the iconic game show Let's Make a Deal, passed away on September 30 2017, at the age of 96. His Daughter Joanna Gleason was the one who confirmed the regretful news for the New York Times. It first premiered as part of NBC's daytime line-up before moving to ABC in 1968, where it continued through 1976.

As well as enjoying an enduring marriage, Hall enjoyed being the longest-running host of his legendary game show that debuted in 1963. Hall hosted the show for 23 years until 1986, and for a short time in 1991. He also appeared in and produced several other game shows, including Split Second, Chain Letter, Masquerade Party, 3 for the Money, It's Anybody's Guess, The Joke's on Us, What's This Song? and PDQ. People know he made an impact on the world for hosting "Let's Make a Deal", but many might not know he also made a great impact with his charity work.Statistics indicate that he helped raise almost $1 billion for charity. Hall was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Moving to NY in 1955, he joined forces with writer-producer Stefan Hatos, and the two created the show that would make his name. He was awarded the Order of Canada for his humanitarian work in Canada and other countries and the 2005 Ralph Edwards Service Award from Game Show Congress, in recognition of his years of charitable work. He also started hosting game shows like Strike It Rich and Twenty-One.

In fact, the term "Come on down" was given new meaning thanks to Hall. He lost his wife, Marilyn, this past June. #montyhallWinnipeg's ambassador in Hollywood, @umanitoba alumni & host of "Let's Make a Deal" has left our stage.

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