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Gary Collins Dead at 74

Gary Collins dies of natural causes on the 13th of October, 2012

October 14, 2012 – Gary Collins the actor and television host died in Biloxi, Mississippi early Saturday morning. The local office of the coroner said that Collins had died of natural causes. Less than a full day prior to his death, Collins had been admitted to a Medical Center in Biloxi. The Harrison County Coroner’s office deputy coroner said Collins had been pronounced dead at 12:58 am.

Collins starred in number of shows on television including The Sixth Sense during the 1970s. He also appeared in series such Yes, Dear, The New Hollywood Squares, The Young and Restless and JAG.

Collins is survived by Mary Ann Mobley, his wife and a former winner of the Miss American pageant. The couple lived most of the year in Mississippi. Collins at one time had been Miss American pageant’s host.

In January of 2011, Collins was accused of allegedly not paying for a $59.35 tab at a restaurant in Biloxi. In Mississippi, that is a felony and Collins was arrested at his home in Biloxi, but the charges were dropped.

In 2007, the actor and television host was sentenced to jail for four days due to a California car wreck. Police said the accident was the fault of the other driver, but Collins pleaded no contest to driving while intoxicated, which is a misdemeanor.

During the 1980s, Collins was the hosted of a number of talk shows including The Home Show and Hour Magazine.

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