Bob Barker‘s longtime associate Nancy Burnet has spoken out after the demise of the sport present host on the age of 99. “I’m so pleased with the trailblazing work Barker and I did collectively to reveal the cruelty to animals within the leisure trade and together with working to enhance the plight of abused and exploited animals in the US and internationally,” Nancy stated to The As we speak Present. “We had been nice pals over these 40 years. He can be missed,” she added.
Nancy and Bob have been collectively since assembly in 1983 at an animal shelter — following the demise of his spouse — shortly forming a bond over their shared ardour for animal advocacy. The Worth Is Proper host wrote that he thought Nancy was “one great-looking girl” in his 2009 memoir. “The day was drawing to a detailed, so I didn’t have time to waste,” he penned. “I went over to her, launched myself, and defined that I used to be looking for a superb residence for the canine I had on the leash. Then I requested her if she was married or single,” he added. The 2 joined forces for the subsequent a number of many years as they protested for animal rights, together with use of furs.
Bob’s demise was sadly confirmed through his rep to Web page Six on Saturday, August 26. “It’s with profound unhappiness that we announce that the World’s Best MC who ever lived, Bob Barker has left us,” they stated within the assertion. The TV legend hosted The Worth Is Proper from 1972 to 2007, when he retired.
He was succeeded by comic Drew Carey, who additionally paid tribute to Bob along with his personal assertion. “Very unhappy day for the Worth Is Proper household, and animal lovers everywhere in the world,” Drew posted to X (previously Twitter) on August 26. “There hasn’t been a day on set that I didn’t consider Bob Barker and thank him. I’ll carry his reminiscence in my coronary heart ceaselessly. #RIPBobBarker We love you,” the 65-year-old comic added with a pink coronary heart.