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Hugh Downs, Former ’20/20′ Host, Useless At 99

NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Downs, a genial and near-constant presence on tv on information, sport and speak exhibits, has died at age 99.

He died of pure causes Wednesday evening at dwelling in Scottsdale, Arizona, mentioned his great-niece, Molly Shaheen.

“The Guinness Guide of World Data” acknowledged Downs as having logged extra hours than every other TV character till Regis Philbin handed him in August 2004 .

Beginning within the 1950s, he grew to become one among tv’s most acquainted and welcome faces as he racked up greater than 15,000 hours on sport exhibits, NBC’s “In the present day” present, the ABC newsmagazine “20/20″ and the “Tonight” present with Jack Paar.

He hosted the PBS collection “Over Straightforward” and “Dwell from Lincoln Middle” and did the sport present “Focus.”