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Richard Dawson dies at 79


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"The dreaded" cancer claimed the life of Dickie Dawson yesterday. :(

 

From ABC News:

 

By ABC News

Jun 3, 2012 9:12am

 

Richard Dawson Dies: ‘Family Feud’ Host Was 79

 

 

Richard Dawson known best for hosting the “Family Feud” and starring in “Hogan’s Heroes” has died, ABC News has confirmed.

 

He was 79. He died Saturday due to complications from cancer.

 

“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 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…,” wrote Dawson’s son Gary in a posting on Facebook early this morning.

 

Dawson hosted several incarnations of the popular game show the “Family Feud” after it debuted in 1976.

 

In addition to hosting “Family Feud,” Dawson also appeared on the show “Match Game” as a guest panelist.

 

He also appeared in films like “The Running Man” and television series such as “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour,” according to IMDB.com.

 

Dawson was born Colin Lionel Emm in Gosport, Hampshire England on Nov. 30, 1932. He was married to Gretchen Johnson. They met while Johnson was a contestant on the “Family Feud.” Together they had a daughter named Shannon Nicole Dawson. When he hosted the second run of “Family Feud” Dawson made a promise to Johnson not kiss anyone — as Dawson was known for kissing all the female contestants when the show premiered in the 1970s.

 

“I kissed them for luck and love, that’s all,” Dawson told The Associated Press.

 

Dawson was previously married to actress Diana Dors and the couple had two sons, Mark Dawson and Gary Dawson.

 

SOURCE: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/06/richard-dawson-dies-family-feud-host-was-79/

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"Dreaded" because it was esophageal or just that it was cancer, period? I'm not clear on your meaning...and curious (what else is new??). Thanks.

 

Just a little tribute to Dawson because on Family Feud, when he repeated almost every answer from the contestant, he very often repeated it as: "the dreaded *BLANK*"

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