BREAKING: Bob Barker, Iconic 'Price Is Right' Host, Dead at 99

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TMZ reports that long-time former host of "The Price Is Right," and 19-time Emmy winner, Bob Barker, died early Saturday morning in Los Angeles at the age of 99. His rep reported that he died peacefully at home of natural causes. 


Barker, who began hosting CBS's hit show "The Price Is Right" in 1972, headed the show until 2007 when he passed the reins to Drew Carey. Barker began his iconic screen career in 1956, starting with a hosting gig on "Truth or Consequences." He also hosted several other shows and programs over the years, including "Dream Girl of '67," "Tattletales," and "Miss Universe," until he landed his role on "The Price Is Right," which he also produced. 

Barker has appeared in a number of other TV shows and films over the years, oftentimes starring as himself. He got into a fight with Adam Sandler in "Happy Gilmore," stood in as Neil Patrick Harris' would-be biological father in "How I Met Your Mother," and played himself in lots of other shows like "Futurama," "Spongebob," "The Nanny," "Martial Law" and many others.

Barker has suffered many medical and health-related issues over the past 10 years and has never remarried after losing his wife, Dorothy Jo, from lung cancer in 1981. Barker leaves behind no children, but several extended family members. 



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