Bob Barker, the long-lasting American sport present host and animal rights activist, has died … TMZ has realized.
Barker died peacefully at his house Saturday morning in L.A. His rep tells TMZ Bob died of pure causes.
The longtime host of “The Value Is Proper” really received his begin in sport exhibits after legendary producer Ralph Edwards found him whereas listening to Bob’s radio present and employed him for TV.
Barker began off internet hosting the long-lasting hit, “Reality or Penalties” again in 1956, on which he starred till 1975. He additionally hosted quite a few different sport exhibits and packages through the years, together with “Dream Lady of ’67,” “Tattletales,” ‘Miss Universe,’ and most famously … “The Value is Proper,” which he produced and hosted till 2007.
Drew Carey took over as host, and the present continues to be extraordinarily standard to at the present time.
Barker has appeared in quite a few different TV exhibits and movies through the years, oftentimes starring as himself. He received right into a battle with Adam Sandler in “Pleased Gilmore,” stood in as Neil Patrick Harris‘ would-be organic father in “How I Met Your Mom,” and performed himself in a number of different exhibits like “Futurama,” “Spongebob,” “The Nanny,” “Martial Regulation” and plenty of others.
He had a number of minor bouts of pores and skin most cancers through the years, and suffered a nasty fall in in 2015 and 2017 that despatched him to the ER. He fell once more in 2019, and was handled as soon as extra on the hospital. On high of that, he was transported by ambulance twice in 2018 for again points.
Protected to say, he is had lots of well being scares through the years, particularly of late. In fact, when the pandemic hit in 2020 … we checked in with him to see how we was dealing — and had been pleasantly shocked to be taught he was taking it in stride. Self-isolating wasn’t an issue.
We final noticed him out within the streets of Hollywood again in 2016, when he was complaining to us a few unhealthy foot he was coping with. We chopped it up with him about TV, residuals, his basketball-playing days, and … a possible Sandler rematch. He was such a superb sport and a candy man.
Bob’s spouse, Dorothy Jos, died of lung most cancers in 1981. They’d no youngsters, and he by no means remarried. Bob does, nevertheless, have prolonged household which have helped look after him in his later years.