TV personality Huell Howser died of natural causes Sunday night, according to KCET. Here, he's seen at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2008. Charley Gallay/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Charley Gallay/Getty Images The Two-Way Huell Howser, A Favorite Public TV Personality, Dies At 67 January 7, 2013 Huell Howser, a fixture of public television in California, has died at 67. Howser hosted the popular public TV program California's Gold, which celebrated the state's unique stories and people. The Tennessee native charmed audiences with his folksy enthusiasm for finding rich stories in the everyday.