Unedited Last Photos of Legendary ‘Price Is Right’ Host Bob Barker Passes Away at Age 99
Bob Barker, the beloved host of ‘The Price Is Right’ for an astounding 35 years, has sadly left us at
Bob Barker, the beloved host of ‘The Price Is Right’ for an astounding 35 years, has sadly left us at the age of 99. His impressive career and significant contributions to television have left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry.
The news of Bob Barker’s passing was confirmed by his representative to TMZ on August 26. According to the representative, Bob’s death was attributed to “natural causes.” HollywoodLife has also reached out for further details and statements.
Both successes and health challenges marked Bob Barker’s journey in the limelight. According to Hollywoodlife.com, in October 2018, he experienced a health scare due to severe back pain, leading to paramedics rushing him from his Hollywood Hills residence to Cedars Sinai Medical Center. This incident was believed to be linked to a previous fall he suffered in June 2016, resulting in a head injury. He encountered another fall at his home in October 2015, which led to hospital visits.
Beyond the challenges he faced, Bob Barker lived a remarkable and accomplished life spanning 99 years. Following his service as a fighter pilot during World War II, he ventured into radio hosting in Burbank, California, from 1950 to 1956. This endeavor paved the way for his illustrious career as a game show host. His stint on “Truth or Consequences” from 1956 to 1974 marked the origins of his signature sign-off salute. After hosting various series, he found his lasting home on CBS’ “The Price Is Right” in 1972. As the face of the show, he also took on the role of executive producer in 1988. While he bid farewell to the show in 2007, he continued to make guest appearances, cementing his place in television history.
Bob Barker’s contributions to the world of game show television earned him numerous accolades. His name is synonymous with TV longevity, having held a weekday TV job for an impressive 51 years, a record surpassing all others. Notably, he remains the oldest man to host a regularly-scheduled game show and boasts an astounding 19 Emmy Awards, 14 of which are for Outstanding Game Show Host.
Throughout his life, Bob Barker demonstrated incredible resilience, facing health battles with determination. Surviving a stroke, prostate surgery, and carotid endarterectomy, he showcased his unwavering spirit. Even when he fell and sustained a head injury at the age of 91, he was discharged from the hospital on the same day—a testament to his fighting spirit.
As we bid farewell to a true entertainment icon, our thoughts are with Bob Barker’s loved ones during this difficult time.