We are sad to report that former Family Feud host Richard Dawson has lost his fight with esophageal cancer.
Famed for his charismatic hosting talents for nearly a decade on "Family Feud" from 1976-1985, and then his return for a year in 1994, this is a great loss.
Richard was also famous for being a regular on "The Match Game" and for appearing in the classic Arnold Schwarzenegger action film "The Running Man."
The news of his death came from a post via his son Gary Dawson's Facebook page that read:
"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..."
He was 79 years old at his time of death. May he rest in peace.