Grizzly Adams Creator Charles Sellier Dies at 67

Sellier produced Christian films in addition to creating the book and TV series "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams."

Charles Sellier, who created the book and TV series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, has died. He was 67.

Sellier, also a producer of Christian films, died unexpectedly in his Idaho home Monday, Darryl Howard, director of sales and marketing for Sellier's production company, told the Associated Press. Howard declined to give the cause of death.

Sellier produced dozens of family-friendly films and TV shows, many of them with religious themes, including In Search of Noah's Ark and Mark Twain's America.

But he was perhaps best known for creating Grizzly Adams, a fictional book and television character who flees bounty hunters and rescues a bear cub that grows into a companion.

Dan Haggerty played the role in the NBC series, which ran from 1977-78.