Richard Dawson, the legendary TV host of ‘Family Feud,’ has died at the age of 79 from complication due to esophageal cancer at Ronald Reagan Memorial hospital. The British entertainer was apart of so many other TV shows like ‘Hogan’s Hero’s', ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’, ‘Love American Style’, ‘The Love Boat’ and the movie ‘The Running Man’; however, he will always be known for the host of Family Feud. Also, who will ever forget him a s regular on the TV game show Match Game? Dawson hosted “Feud” from 1976-1985, and then from 1994-1995, where he became famous for kissing each woman contestant.
How Richard Dawson made it thru this family is beyond me
On his last “Family Feud” in 1985, the studio audience honored Dawson with a standing ovation, and he responded: “Please sit down. I have to do at least 30 minutes of fun and laughter and you make me want to cry.”
Classic moment from Family Feud
Gary Dawson posted a Facebook message early this morning that read via TMZ:
“It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my father passed away this evening from complications due to esophageal cancer. He was surrounded by his family. He was an amazing talent, a loving husband, a great dad, and a doting grandfather. He will be missed but always remembered…”
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