Report: ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ game-show host Monty Hall dies at 96

NEW YORK - JUNE 23: Game show host Monty Hall (2nd from left) and actor and comedian Mario Cantone (right) host eBay's Let's Make A Daily Deal Game Show at Times Square Studios on June 23, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Edelman PR)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Former “Let’s Make a Deal” host Monty Hall has died. He was 96.

Sharon Hall says her father died Saturday morning of heart failure at his home in Beverly Hills, California.

Hall co-created “Let’s Make a Deal,” which debuted on NBC in 1963 and became a TV staple for decades.

Contestants chosen from the studio audience wore outlandish costumes to attract Hall’s attention. The game involved swapping prize items for others hidden behind doors, curtains or in boxes, leading to the famous question: Do you want Door No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3?”

His daughter says Hall, who was born in Canada, enjoyed his fame and never turned down an autograph or a chance to use his name to help others.

She estimates he raised nearly $1 billion for charity over his lifetime.