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'Wild Kingdom' Host Jim Fowler Dies At Age 89

Updated On 10 May, 2019 Published On

Jim Fowler, the naturalist and co-host of the Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, has died. He was 89.

His death was confirmed by his family. According to a statement released by the family to The Hollywood Reporter, Jim passed away on Wednesday, May 8, at his home in Norwalk, Connecticut.

No further details, including the cause of death, is available.

Fowler, who won an Emmy Award for his work on the nature TV program, made more than 100 appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

He also served for the Today show as a wildlife correspondent and guest-appeared on a talk show hosted by Kramer (played by Michael Richards) on an episode of Seinfeld in 1997.

Jim and fellow zoologist Marlin Perkins appeared on Wild Kingdom from on January 9, 1963, to Marlin's retirement in 1985.

Jim then worked on the show alone for a few years and then re-appeared on it when it was revived in 2002.

He is survived by his wife Betsey Fowler and their two children, Mark and Carrie.

Rest In Peace Jim Fowler!

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