A TV legend (especially for those of us who stayed home sick from school throughout the 1980s) and a staunch supporter of animal rights, Bob Barker has died at 99. There’s an in-depth memorial package from ET above, and a report via TMZ:
Bob Barker, the iconic American game show host and animal rights activist, has died … TMZ has learned. Barker died peacefully at his home Saturday morning in L.A. His rep tells TMZ Bob died of natural causes.
The longtime host of “The Price Is Right” actually got his start in game shows after legendary producer Ralph Edwards discovered him while listening to Bob’s radio show and hired him for TV.
If you haven’t already seen it, the below segment from TPIR is one of the funniest game show moments with one of the worst game show contestants of all time. Barker’s reactions throughout (especially at the end) were iconic: