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Art Bell Bio, Age, Net Worth, Salary, Wife, Kids, Son, Height, Death

Art Bell Bio, Age, Net Worth, Salary, Wife, Kids, Son, Height, Death

Facts of Art Bell

Full Name:Art Bell
Birth Date:June 17, 1945
Age:79 years
Death Date:April 13, 2018
Profession:Broadcaster, Author
WifeAiryn Ruiz Bell
DivorceRamona Lee Hayes Bell (1991–2006; Her Death), Sachiko Toguchi Bell Pontius (1965–1968; Divorced), Vickie L. Baker Bell (1981–1991)
Net Worth$10 million
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorDark brown
Birth PlaceMarine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
EducationUniversity of Maryland
FatherArthur William Bell, Jr.
MotherJane Lee Gumaer Bell
KidsArthur William Bell, Asia Rayne Bell, Lisa Minei Bell, Vincent Pontius Bell
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Art Bell is an American broadcaster and author mainly known as “The King of Late Night Radio”.

What was Art Bell Ethnicity?

Art Bell was born on June 17, 1945, in  Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, United States. As of 2019, he was to turn 74 years old if he was alive. He is the son of Arthur William Bell, Jr. and Jane Lee Gumaer Bell.

Art holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnic group. He studied engineering at the ‘University of Maryland’ but dropped out to take up a job as a board operator.

Who is Art Bell Wife?

Discussing his personal life is quite complicated. He married four times in his life. Initially, he married Sachiko Toguchi Pontius in 1965, and they had two children. However, just after three years in 1968, the couple separated. After that, he married Vickie L Baker in March 1981, and they had a son. But, this marriage also could not last long, and finally, the couple divorced in the year 1991.

Then for the third time, he got married to Ramona Lee Hayes, in August 1991. He lived with her till she died of acute asthma in January 2006, while the couple was on a vacation.

Airyn with her late husband and daughter
Caption: Airyn with her late husband and daughter

Then after the death of his third wife, in 2006 he surprised everyone by moving Phillippines and marrying Airyn Ruiz, who was just 21 years old at that time. Further, he had a health problem so he returned to America but his wife faced difficulty in getting a visa.

Till the last day of his life, he was with his last wife Airyn, and children whom they shared together. The name of his kids is Arthur William Bell, Asia Rayne Bell, Lisa Minei Bell, Vincent Pontius Bell.

What is Art Bell Net Worth and Salary?

According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Art Bell during his death was around $10 million. He made this entire earning from his career as an author and broadcaster.

What is Art Bell Cause of Death?

After his marriage to Airyn Ruiz, Art Bell returned to America. At that time he was facing health problems. Then he suffered from a serious attack of pneumonia in 2016.

Finally, on April 13, 2018, he passed away due to accidental drug overuse at his home in Pahrump, Nevada.


  • Initially, Art Bell served as a medic in the ‘US Air Force’ during the Vietnam War.
  • There  he and his buddy operated an illegal pirate radio station that aired anti-war music from ‘Amarillo Air Force Base.’ Then after the war, he moved to Japan and took up a job as a DJ for ‘KSBK,’ which was the only civil English broadcasting channel at that time.
  • Moving forward, he returned to the US and worked for ‘KIDD’ in Monterey, California, in the 1970s.
  • He also started as a rock music DJ and moved on to conduct radio talk shows.
  • Moreover, from routine political topics, Bell graduated to more controversial topics, such as gunrunning, the occult, UFOs, pseudoscience, conspiracy theories, and so on.
Art Bell, Broadcaster
Caption: Art Bell, Broadcaster
  • Further, he also founded the Pahrump-based radio station ‘KNYE 95.1 FM,’ which had its broadcasting studio and transmitter close to his home in Nye County, Nevada.
  • Then in 2002, he left the regular show and started hosting only weekend shows due to medical problems.
  • Moreover, his family used to get threats from time to time due to his straightforward shows.
  • And keeping this in mind, he retired from the studio in December 2015.