Legendary game show host Bob Barker died on August 26 at the age of 99. The cause of his death was initially unknown, but TMZ has reported that Barker died as a result of Alzheimer's disease. The host had not publicly discussed his Alzheimer's diagnosis, and it is unknown when he was first diagnosed. However, the death certificate suggests that he had the disease for several years before his death.
Barker's longtime companion, Nancy Burnet, confirmed that he had been participating in conversations and bedside exercises up until two months before his death. In recent years, Barker had also faced other health concerns, including skin cancer, back issues, and multiple falls.
At Barker's request, there will be no funeral or memorial services held in his honor. He will be buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills next to his wife, Dorothy Jo, who passed away in 1981.
Bob Barker was best known as the host of the popular game show "The Price Is Right," a role he held for 35 years. He was beloved by audiences for his charm, humor, and dedication to animal rights advocacy. Barker was also known for his iconic catchphrase, "Come on down!"
Throughout his career, Barker received numerous awards and accolades, including 19 Daytime Emmy Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Daytime Emmy Awards. He was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2004.
Barker's death marks the end of an era in television history. His contributions to the entertainment industry and his philanthropic efforts will be remembered by fans and colleagues alike.