Jim Fowler, the longtime host of “Wild Kingdom,” has died. He was 89.
Fowler died Wednesday at his dwelling in Norwalk, Conn., in accordance with an announcement from his household obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. No additional particulars have been supplied.
“We honor Jim Fowler, who handed away on Might eight, 2019. Jim was a real wildlife icon,” learn a Thursday tweet from the “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom’ social media account.
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Fowler is survived by his spouse, a wildlife artist, and the couple’s kids Mark and Carrie, per The Hollywood Reporter.
Fowler co-hosted the Emmy-winning nature sequence alongside fellow zoologist Marlin Perkins beginning in 1963 — when the present launched — till Perkins’ retirement in 1985. Fowler then hosted solo for a number of years and returned for its revival in 2002.
He additionally served as a wildlife correspondent for NBC’s “At this time.”