Art Bell, the radio host most well known for his show “Coast to Coast AM” and its “X-Files”-flavored focus on the paranormal,” died at his Pahrump, Nevada home on April 13th. He was 72. On Friday it was revealed that he died of an accidental drug overdose.
“According to the Nye County Sheriff’s office, Bell’s death ‘was the result of multiple drug intoxication from his own lawfully prescribed prescriptions.’
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Bell “had four prescription medications in his system: the opioid oxycodone, the analgesic hydrocodone, diazepam, often marketed as Valium, and carisoprodol, a muscle-relaxant.”1
At the time of his death, “Coast to Coast AM” shared an obituary saying they were “profoundly saddened with the news that the creator and original host of Coast to Coast AM, Art Bell, has passed away.” It went on to say that as Bell “begins his journey on the ‘Other Side,’ we take solace in the hope that he is now finding out all of the answers to the mysteries he pursued for so many nights with all of us.”
His loss is one felt heavily by a community of people he loved; people who would listen to him talk in the early hours of the morning about conspiracy theories, aliens, shadow people and spectral energy.
Jim Sparks was raised in Florida and studied business and real estate at community colleges in both Miami and Houston. He was a successful land developer in North Carolina when his abductions began in 1988 and changed his life forever. Today, Jim realizes he is not alone.
“Coast to Coast” was broadcast from Bell’s radio station, KNYE, in Pahrump.
Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and fans. Rest in peace, sir.