Art Bell, the radio host and conspiracy theorist who died at the age of 72, was married four times and leaves behind four children.
Airyn Bell, a young woman from the Philippines, was Bell’s last wife. His third wife, Ramona Bell, died tragically from an asthma attack while the couple was on vacation. Art Bell’s family weathered other tragedies over the years, including his son’s molestation by a substitute teacher.
Art Bell died on April 13, 2018 at the home he shared with Airyn in Pahrump, Nevada. She is also the mother of Bell’s child, a daughter named Asia.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Bell’s Last Wife, Airyn, Reached Out to Him When His Third Wife Died
Art and Airyn Bell with their family.
Airyn and Art Bell endured their share of controversies. They sued the radio host Michael Savage, accusing him of making false and disparaging comments about Airyn Bell. The case resulted in a settlement. They married shortly after his third wife’s sudden death. However, the couple shared numerous family photos on their Facebook pages.
Bell’s most recent wife is from the Philippines. She identifies herself as a “full-time mother” on her Facebook page.
The lawsuit against Savage stated that Airyn Bell was 22-years-old at the time she married Art Bell. According to Insider Radio, Art Bell married “his wife Airyn Ruiz Bell in the Philippines.”
2. Bell Was With His Third Wife, Ramona, Every Day Before She Died
The Conspiracies and Secret Societies book, which is authored by Brad and Sherry Steiger, states that Bell’s first wife, Ramona Bell, 47, who was married to him for 15 years, died of an asthma attack in 2006. They were on a vacation when this tragedy occurred, but only weeks after Ramona’s death, Bell revealed to his listeners that there was a mystery in his life.
According to the book, that mystery was his marriage to Airyn, who was described as a “recent college graduate” who contacted Bell to express condolences when his wife died. They “dated” on the Internet for “hundreds of hours,” according to the book, before he went to her home country and married her.
Ramona’s Find a Grave page contains photos of her.
Coast to Coast radio wrote, “Art Bell’s beloved wife of fifteen years, Ramona, died unexpectedly last night after an asthma attack. …It apparently took place during her sleep. Until her death, Art and Ramona Bell had not been apart a day since they were married. Mrs. Bell had suffered from asthma for years, and took her normal steps to control the attack, which occurred sometime last night in Laughlin, Nevada where the Bells were taking a brief vacation. Ramona Bell was 47 years old.”
3. Bell & Airyn Had a Daughter, Asia, Together
Art and Airyn Bell
Art and Airyn Bell married in 2006, and she gave birth to their daughter, Asia, one year later. Airyn Bell’s Facebook page contains many photos of herself with Art Bell and the girl. “Thank you all, they are …read more