(Photo courtesy of coast to coast.com)
It’s been over three and a half months since the late night talk show world was rocked by the passing of Art Bell. And finally, the Clark County Coroner’s Office in the the State of Nevada has released its autopsy results. For many, it’s hard to believe that a legend such as Art Bell would die of an accidental overdose, but that’s what the report states.
Bell was 72 years old when he died April 13th, found dead in a bedroom of his Pahrump home. It was a fancy cocktail of four different prescription medications in his system, the Coroner’s Office released, oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, often marketed as Valium, and carisoprodol, a muscle-relaxant. It was no secret that Bell, a life long heavy smoker, was also suffering from COPD, (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) which contributed to his death as well. Currently the death is ruled as an accidental overdose, with no foul play involved.
Bell was the founder of the ever popular ‘Coast To Coast AM’, which is now owned by Premiere Radio Networks. He was the pioneer of an entire paranormal genre, mainstreaming topics like the paranormal, ghosts, UFOs and Bigfoot. Bell was also inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2008.