Television game show host Bob Barker speaking with U.S. Representative Sam Farr behind him. Photo Credit: Rebecca Roth, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Bob Barker, Former ‘Price is Right’ Host Dead at 99

Former “Price is Right’ host Bob Barker has passed away, The New York Post reports.

The legendary host was 99.

Barker hosted the show from 1972 until his retirement in 2007.

The Post reports:

“It is with profound sadness that we announce that the World’s Greatest MC who ever lived, Bob Barker has left us,” his longtime spokesman Roger Neal confirmed to The Post.

Barker’s friend Nancy Burnet, the co-executor of his estate who has overseen the star’s care for many years, added that she’s “so proud of the trailblazing work Barker and I did together to expose the cruelty to animals in the entertainment industry and including working to improve the plight of abused and exploited animals in the United States and internationally.  We were great friends over these 40 yrs. he will be missed.”

Barker was a 19-time Daytime Emmy award-winner: 14 for Outstanding Game Show Host for “The Price Is Right” and four Outstanding Game Show awards as the beloved program’s executive producer. 

When asked how he’d like to be remembered Barker said: “I think that it would be nice if people remembered me as a guy who loved all living things and did as much as he could to make ours a better world for animals — and also did quite a few television shows.”

Comedian Drew Carey took over for Barker in 2007 following his retirement.

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