Quick, witty, warm, full of life. And now, dead. I cannot believe it: The indestructible Art Linkletter is dead at 97 years old.
We're told he died at his home in Los Angeles. Peacefully, as it should be for a man who defined class in anything but a peaceful life and times.
In the 1960s, after his daughter's suicide, Art became an outspoken crusader against drugs and an even more outspoken crusader for kids.
I remember most his chats with children, where they said the darndest things and Art darn near patented the line.
A calm, gentle, warm soul who loved to give and give back and a favorite on my show because he did.
I pray now this man who calmed so many has now found calm himself.
Art Linkletter; dead at 97.
— Watch Neil Cavuto weekdays at 4 p.m. ET on "Your World with Cavuto" and send your comments to email@example.com
Neil Cavuto serves as senior vice president, anchor and managing editor for both FOX News Channel (FNC) and FOX Business Network (FBN). He is anchor of FNC's Your World with Cavuto - the number one rated cable news program for the 4 p.m. timeslot - as well as the FNC Saturday show Cavuto on Business. He also hosts Cavuto on FBN weeknights at 8 p.m. In addition to anchoring daily programs and breaking news specials on FNC and FBN, Cavuto oversees business news content for both networks and FNC's weekend business shows, including Bulls & Bears, Forbes on Fox, and Cashin' In. Click here for more on Neil Cavuto.