Breaking News: Iconic Family Fued Host Richard Dawson Has Passed Away
79-year-old Legendary host of Family Fued, Richard Dawson, has passed away from complications due to esophagal cancer, according to his son. His son posted a message on Facebook:
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…"
Dawson hosted "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." One of his biggest roles — Dawson played Capt. Peter Newkirk on "Hogan's Heros," a wildly popular show in the 60's.