Monty Hall, whose real name was Monte Halparin, died on Saturday morning, September 30th at the age of 96 at his home in Los Angeles, according to his daughter Joanna Gleason. Shortly after his wife of almost 70 years died last June, he suffered a heart attack and didn't recover from it. Gleason confirmed that her father died of heart failure just four months after her mother died.

Hall is survived by his three children, Sharon Hall, Joanna Gleason, and Richard Hall. His late wife, Marilyn, who was also his distant cousin, was a producer. Sharon spoke for her siblings by saying their father was the greatest father on the planet.

The family is receiving condolences from all over the world. Hall was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Brian Bowman, the mayor of Winnipeg, sent his condolences on Twitter. Monty had dual citizenship in Canada and in the United States. So that he could vote for Bill Clinton in 1992, he became a United States citizen.

'Let's Make a Deal'

Hall was known all over the world for being the cheerful and friendly Game Show host of "Let's Make a Deal." He created and produced the game show along with Stefan Hatos in 1963. Hall is on record for hosting 4,700 episodes from 1963 to 1991. He loved the game, and he loved the people who dressed in zany costumes and won prizes. After Monty stopped hosting the show, there were others who followed in his footsteps.

Besides Hall, the hosts included Bob Hilton in 1990, and Billy Bush in 2003. Wayne Brady has been the current host since 2009. However, Hall has been the most memorable.

Philanthropy work

Hall said he wanted to be remembered as someone who cared about other people just like he cared about his own family. People know he made an impact on the world for hosting "Let's Make a Deal," but many might not know he also made a great impact with his charity work.

Statistics indicate that he helped raise nearly $1 billion for charity.

In an interview, Hall said his philanthropy work was more important to him than his work in entertainment. Television was a vehicle for him to earn money that he was always giving away. The show he created gave prizes away, but the philanthropist continued giving even when he was off the air.

His family revealed that Hall devoted at least 200 of the 365 days of the year to fundraising so others could enjoy a better life.

Therefore, Monty Hall will go down in history not only for hosting a long-running game show, but also for his humanitarian work.