Hollywood has actually lost an icon.
Bob Barker, the longest-running host of the popular video game program The Price Is Right, died from natural causes at age 99 at his Hollywood Hills house, it was revealedAug 26.
His associate, Roger Neal, stated in a declaration to NBC News, “It is with profound sadness that we announce that the World’s Greatest MC who ever lived, Bob Barker has left us.”
Nancy Burnet, a long time pal of the late Emmy winner and animal activist, stated in a declaration supplied by Neal, “I am 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.”
A U.S. Navy veteran with broadcasting experience, Barker got his huge break in Hollywood in 1956, nearly 7 years after he moved to California with spouse Dorothy Jo Gideon to advance his profession in radio.