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Public Memorial Held for TV Icon Huell Howser

GRIFFITH PARK (KTLA) — A public memorial for “California’s Gold” host Huell Howser was held Friday at the Griffith Observatory.

City Councilman Tom LaBonge organized the ceremony, which began on the steps of the observatory and ended with a sunset salute.

Howser died January 7 at his home in Palm Springs after a 2 year battle with prostate cancer.

Howser, 67, hosted the KCET public television series “California’s Gold” for 13 seasons.

“The Simpsons” TV show paid tribute to the memory of Howser over the weekend.

A simple placard aired at the end of the episode that read: “In memory of Huell Howser. Friend of The Simpsons and Friend of California.”