Celebrity deaths in 2012 - In Memoriam

Slideshow posted in Photos | Friday, January 20, 2012

15 of 186: Gary Collins, Miss America host and TV actor who appeared in 'The Love Boat' and 'Charlie's Angels,' has died at 74.

Collins died of natural causes at 12:56 a.m. on October 13, after he was brought to the Biloxi Regional Medical Center in Mississippi, a coroner confirmed to the Associated Press.

In the 1980's, Collins hosted the Miss American pageant and the TV series, 'Hour Magazine.' He has appeared on the small screen since the 1960's, in series like 'The Wackiest Ship in the Army,' 'Iron Horse,' 'The Sixth Sense,' 'Born Free,' 'Love Boat' and 'Charlie's Angels.'

Collins was married to former Miss America, Mary Ann Mobley, from 1967 until his death, but the two separated in 2011. He leaves behind Mobley and three children - their daughter Mary Clancy Collins and two children from his first marriage to Susan Peterson - Guy Williams and Melissa.

(Pictured: Actor and talk show host Gary Collins, right, reacts to a joke told on the set of 'Hour Magazine' in Los Angeles during a break in taping Wednesday, July 30, 1981 with guest Burt Reynolds. / This is a booking mug of television personality Gary Collins of Beverly Hills, Calif., provided by the Biloxi, Miss., Police Department and taken Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, after Collins was charged with defrauding an innkeeper of $59.35 after leaving a Biloxi restaurant and refusing to pay the tab.) (AP Photo / Biloxi Police Department / Reed Saxon)