Farewell to Richard Dawson – Dead at 79

According to his son, Richard Dawson, the legendary host of “Family Feud,” has died from complications due to esophageal 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…”

– Gary Dawson

Dawson was the host of Family Feud from 1976-1985, and then from 1994-1995. He was also famous for being a regular on “The Match Game” and for appearing in the classic Arnold Schwarzenegger action film “The Running Man.”  I remember him best, however, as the British soldier, Cpl. Peter Newkirk, on “Hogan’s Heroes.”

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Retired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at www.897wshc.org) and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.

Posted on June 3, 2012, in Announcement, Arts, Cinema, event, film, News, Obits, Opinion, quote, Television, Word from Bill and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I had a mad crush on him when he was on Hogans Heroes. It was the only thing that got me through watching that with my dad.

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