- Jan 18, 2000
Bob Barker, the charismatic, longtime host of “The Price is Right” and an outspoken animal rights activist, has died. He was 99.
Barker died at his home Saturday morning in Los Angeles. His rep confirmed his passing to TMZ. The game show legend died of natural causes.
“I think that it would be nice if people remembered me as a guy who loved all living things and did as much as he could to make ours a better world for animals — and also did quite a few television shows,” Barker said in 2007 when asked how he’d like to be remembered.
Barker was a 19-time Daytime Emmy award-winner: 14 for Outstanding Game Show Host for “The Price Is Right” and four “Outstanding Game Show” awards as the show’s executive producer.