Heard this on the late news this evening. He lived to the ripe, old age of 97. Good for him! I remember his "House Party" show where he would interview little children on various topics - all ad-lib. Always interesting to hear what was on their minds, still being a kid myself at the time.
Art Linkletter, TV Host, Dies at 97 - Obituary (Obit) - NYTimes.com