LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Family and friends will say goodbye to longtime TV host Huell Howser Tuesday evening at sunset.
Los Angeles city councilman Tom LaBonge will lead the public memorial at the Griffith Park Observatory beginning at 3:30 p.m.
LaBonge was sworn into office by Howser in 2001.
The TV host died from natural causes on Jan. 7 at the age of 67 after a storied television reporting career in Nashville, New York, Los Angeles and beyond.
Howser was best known for his show, "California's Gold," which ran on KCET for 19 years.
LaBonge says the TV host had tremendous enthusiasm for state landmarks like the Observatory, so it's the perfect place to say goodbye.
"People love Huell Howser, and when someone leaves who has had such an impact, I think it's great to take a moment and take in the Observatory, which is a wonderful....location above the City of Angels where he lived for so many years," LaBonge said.
A shuttle will run to the Observatory from the Greek Theater parking lot.
Attendees were also urged to dress warmly after ice was seen glazing the sidewalks along the Observatory Tuesday morning.
for more features.