The friend confided to People Magazine:
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Gary Collins was 74 when he passed away this morning.
Passing away around 1am, the legendary actor and host died of natural causes at Biloxi Regional Medical Center.
He and his wife, former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley, just separated last year. So sad…
Gary was a host of the pageant in the 80's. But that was just another notch on his impressive resume, with appearances on shows like Charlie's Angels, The Love Boat, and Fantasy Island. He was also a host of Hour Magazine.
He had three children.
Our thoughts are with his family right now.
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