On Saturday, the co-creator and host of the Game Show "Let's Make a Deal," Monty Hall, died at the age of 96 in his Beverly Hills home. His daughter pronounced his death and noted that he died of Heart Failure, FOX News reported.

Life of the popular game show host

Hall was born during the Depression, to an Orthodox family in Canada. In 1942, a wealthy stranger promised to pay for his education if he would repay the money, study hard and help somebody else in future. The stranger also asked Hall not to reveal his name, as he wanted to stay anonymous.

Eventually, the name of his benefactor was revealed as a Mr. Max Freed but it took more than thirty years for the revelation.

Hall graduated from the University of Manitoba and wanted to become a physician but was denied access to the school of medicine as the quotas had been filled. He always claimed it was because he was Jewish.

He had to choose the field of entertainment and started with a radio career. Later, he moved to Los Angeles, where he worked on several television shows. Hall and his creative partner, Stefan Hatos, collaborated to create "Let's Make a Deal," a popular show in US television history.

As his daughter Sharon stressed, Hall was always ready to sign an autograph and tried to help people.

According to Sharon, he raised about $1 billion for disadvantaged children. He donated money for various organizations, such as Variety Clubs International.

Richard Hall, Monty's son, said that his father was "a tireless supporter of charities that meant as much to him as his TV work,” Reuters reported.

Giving an interview to the Palm Beach Post fourteen years ago, Hall explained why he helped the poor: "When you grow up poor, you identify with people in need."

Hall's fame as a perfect show host

The daytime show "Let's Make a Deal" was aired in prime time on NBC. "Let's make a Deal" was remarkably successful and ran for more than forty years.

The first episode aired in 1963.

Hall was an energetic and broad-minded host, he preferred colorful sports coats for the show. He was a friendly and outgoing man who easily related to people. He appeared in sitcoms as a guest and was filmed for TV commercials.

Hall and Hatos became producers for several other game shows in the 1970s-1980s. Hall had been hosting "Let's Make a Deal" for 4,700 episodes on NBC, the ABC, and later nighttime syndication. In 2009, a new host Wayne Brady continued to air the show after the break.

In 1973, he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1988, he got the Order of Canada.