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Richard Dawson

Born: 1932-11-20 - Died: 2012-06-02
Cause of Death:
Esophageal Cancer

Death Summary: Dawson died at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center from complications of esophageal cancer. He was 79 years-old.

Who was Richard Dawson : Dawson was a actor, comedian, panelist, and game show host. He's probably best remembered for his role of Corporal Peter Newkirk on Hogan's Heroes, and for being the original host of the Family Feud. Dawson was also a regular panelist on the 1970s version of Match Game on CBS.
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  1. VickieJ Says:


  2. Lisa Weiner Says:

    To Richard Dawson,
    You made a great host for the game show Family Feud and a great actor on the sitcom Hogan’s Heros. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Lisa Weiner

  3. decacat Says:

    The ultimate pimp and suave and sofisticated ladies man has gone 2 heaven. much love, u will b missed. see u on the other side of life.

  4. B J Says:

    No one did the Feud like you. I love watching you host the show. Sorry to see you go…

  5. Aleksandra Says:

    I really love you and miss you. I was really depressed when I found out that you passed away. You were a really great host of Family Feud.My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I am your huge fan.

  6. dustin zurney Says:

    I think richard dawson was funny when i watched him

  7. maliyah Says:

    i miss u

  8. Dmoney Says:

    Love Richard Dawson, rest in peace.

  9. gail wyatt Says:

    You were alwya one of my favorite actors and game show hosts. RIP Richard Dawson!

  10. Don Burkett Says:

    Nobody has done family feud Quite as good as you. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest in peace

  11. Madeline Says:

    Great host, missed by many!

  12. Harout K Says:

    We all Love you, you were great… Specially in Hogan’s Heroes..lol
    I never got tired of watching …
    May GOD Bless your Soul

  13. Ms. Coffee Says:

    You, have kissed a many on the lips!You have earned your wings.

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    Inspiring story there. What happened after?

    Take care!

    My blog … Jodi

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