He was 74.
According to online sources, Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer states that Collins died of natural causes just before 1:00 AM at Biloxi Regional Medical Center.
Collins appeared on TV episodes of such shows as “Fantasy Island,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Alice,” “The Love Boat,” “Police Story,” to name just a very few.
Collins was also known for hosting the talk show “Hour Magazine” and from 1980-1988 and hosted the Miss America Pageant from 1985-1989.
He married former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley in 1967 and the couple had one child together. They separated last year.
Collins also had two children from a previous marriage.