L.A. TV icon Huell Howser -- best known for hosting the wildly popular travel show "California's Gold" on KCET -- has passed away at age 67.
A rep for KCET tells TMZ, Howser died in his L.A. home late Sunday night of natural causes ... details surrounding his death have not been released.
He hosted his Cali travel show for 18 seasons -- and only recently retired in November after completing over 440 episodes.
Fun fact: Howser also appeared on two episodes of "The Simpsons" ... Matt Groening was a huge fan.
Everyone post gifs or videos of your favorite Huell moments or just reminisce about them! I loved Huell! His childlike excitement over EVERYTHING was the best!
(Mods, please accept this post. He might not seem like much of a celebrity, but he is totally an institution here in California and deserves a post.)