Richard Dawson: Dead At 79

Sun, June 3, 2012 10:10am EST by 15 Comments
Richard Dawson Dead

The legendary ‘Family Feud’ host passed away surrounded by family after battling esophageal cancer — how sad.

Television personality Richard Dawson has died.

Richard, who was 79, passed away on June 2 after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer, his son Gary Dawson revealed on Facebook.

“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 wrote. “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…”

Richard was best known for hosting Family Feud from 1976-1985, as well as for a brief stint from 1994-1995.

We wish Richard’s family the best during this difficult time.

– William Earl

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  3. Mike Wallace Dead — Famed 60 Minutes Journalist Dies At 93

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Posted at 8:14 PM on June 5, 2012  

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Posted at 3:19 AM on June 4, 2012  

Rest In Peace Richard! We loved watching him on Family Feud! So many great years hearing that voice. He will always be remembered and his legacy will always live on. Our heartfelt condolensces to his family…God Bless You All!!

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Posted at 2:29 AM on June 4, 2012  

We moved to the Philippines in 2009, but this retired American Trucker will always be grateful to have known and watched Mr. Dawson. He was a part of our lives sine the 1960’s. GOD Bless you Mr. Dawson….rest in peace.

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