Published: Mon, October 02, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Monty Hall of 'Let's Make a Deal' has died

Monty Hall of 'Let's Make a Deal' has died

Let's Make a Deal was conceived by Hall with writer Stefan Hatos in 1963, following Hall stints in NY radio and as the host of a game show in Hollywood called Video Village.

Richard Hall said his father died at home in Beverly Hills, California, likely of heart failure.

His wife of almost 70 years, Marilyn Hall, died in June. Interviewed in 2013, he gave Wayne Brady, his successor as host, his seal of approval. #montyhallWinnipeg's ambassador in Hollywood, @umanitoba alumni & host of "Let's Make a Deal" has left our stage.

They would then swap the prize for others, hidden behind a series of doors, taking a chance on whether they would win a shiny new auto or take home a joke prize - called a "zonk" - such as a live donkey. Sometimes the new prize was something odd like a salami tree or a double-decker dining room set or it was something much better.

Born Monty Halparin in Winnipeg, Canada, as a child he was severely burned by a pot of boiling water and spent a year out of school. Television was a vehicle for him to earn money that he was always giving away. "I would love Monty Hall to be remembered for being a television pioneer - 7 decades in the business!" However, Hall has been the most memorable.

Report: “Let's Make a Deal” host Monty Hall passes away at 96
The face of one of the most iconic game shows of all time passes away at 96

The CBS Daytime Family mourns the loss of television legend Monty Hall. The site also reports that Monty's health has been declining over the past few years. By Hall's own estimates, he was able to raise $700 million from donors in the 1990s alone.

"Do you want Door No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3?" had become the famous phrase of the game show, which had also allowed contestants to try their luck and winning a new vehicle.

Hall launched Let's Make a Deal in 1963.

Therefore, #Monty Hall will go down in history not only for hosting a long-running game show, but also for his humanitarian work.

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