Perezhilton.com is reporting that Entertainment Tonight creator Alfred “Al” Mansini passed away today at the age of 80. No cause has yet been listed.
While best known for E.T., Mansini was also responsible for many other popular shows such as Star Search and Solid Gold.
Masini’s wife Charlyn described her husband as “humble, sweet and lovable.”
Entertainment Tonight is an absolute staple for mass entertainment media in North America today and completely transformed the consumption of celebrity and entertainment news. For that we are forever grateful to Masini and he will be dearly missed. R.I.P.