Game Show Legend Bob Barker Died of Alzheimer's Disease

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Game show host Bob Barker died in late August from Alzheimer’s disease.

The longtime host of “The Price Is Right” died at age 99 of the memory-robbing condition, his death certificate now shows, NBC News reported.

Barker died Aug. 26. He will be buried next to his wife, Dorothy Jo, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, said his publicist Roger Neal. Barker’s wife died in 1981.

Neal said there would be no memorial service for Barker, NBC News reported.

Barker was host of “The Price is Right” from 1972 to 2007, after previously hosting “Truth or Consequences.” He had also appeared on other television shows and was in the 1996 comedy film “Happy Gilmore,” playing himself.

"Up to two months ago, Bob Barker was routinely having conversations and participating in bedside exercises," his longtime friend Nancy Burnet in a statement shared by Neal on Tuesday.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on Alzheimer’s disease.


SOURCE: NBC News

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