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Bob Barker Dead at 99, Passed Away Peacefully At Home

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By Gary Trock on August 26, 2023 at 1:03 PM EDT
Updated on August 26, 2023 at 1:05 PM EDT

Bob Barker, one of the most iconic TV hosts of all time, has died at 99 years old.

According to TMZ, the iconic host of "The Price Is Right" passed away early Saturday morning, according to TMZ.

Barker, also known for his memorable role in Adam Sandler's "Happy Gilmore," had been battling illness for quite some time.

For over three decades, Barker greeted millions with his unmistakable voice, warm smile, and an invitation to "Come on down!" He wasn't just a TV personality; he was a comforting presence in our living rooms, becoming a cherished part of countless families, including ones who had never met him.

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Born on December 12, 1923, in Darrington, Washington, Bob's journey to the spotlight was filled with hard work and determination. Barker's charisma was evident from his early days in radio to the heights of daytime television. But his legacy isn't merely of a game show host; he was a staunch animal rights advocate, using his platform to promote animal welfare and encourage pet owners to spay and neuter their pets.

His iconic sign-off, "Help control the pet population, have your pets spayed or neutered," resonated with millions and became synonymous with Barker's personal and professional identity. His advocacy work off the screen was as impactful, if not more, than his TV presence. Thanks to his efforts, countless animals were given a second chance at life.

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In his free time, Barker supported numerous charitable causes, ensuring that his impact was felt far beyond the confines of a television set.

Bob Barker's influence on television, advocacy for animals, and genuine kindness have left an indelible mark. Though the stage is dark and the wheel has stopped spinning, Bob Barker's legacy of joy, generosity, and compassion will shine brightly.

R.I.P.

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