RICHARD DAWSON DEAD AT AGE 79 | Juicy Celebrity Rumors Juicy Celebrity Rumors


June 3, 2012

According to his son Gary Dawson legendary Family Feud host Richard Dawson passed away today from complications due to esophageal cancer. 106029-richard-dawson

Gary Dawson posted a Facebook message early this morning that read:
"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."

While Dawson is probably best remembered for hosting the game show Family Feud I actually loved him as Capt. Peter Newkirk on “Hogan’s Heroes” and for his role in the Arnold Schwarzenegger film “The Running Man.

I had the privilege of meeting Richard Dawson at a fundraiser back in 1998 and he was quite the gentleman and very nice and down to earth. The world lost a shining star and Richard Dawson will definitely be missed. No word yet on Richard Dawson’s funeral but we’ll keep you posted if we hear anything because I can imagine a lot of fans of his would love to say goodbye to this wonderful man.

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