Bob Barker was best known as the suave long-running host of the CBS TV game show “The Price is Right.” On August 31, 2023, less than a week after Barker died at age 99, the show honored him with an hour-long special. “Most people remember Bob from the 35 years he spent hosting The Price Is Right,” Drew Carey, the show’s current host said (via People). “So it’s easy to forget that for 18 years, he was a fixture in America’s living rooms for “Truth or Consequences,” a radio host before that, and a naval aviator during World War II.”
Barker died at his home in the Hollywood Hills on the morning of August 26, 2023, from “natural causes,” per the Times of San Diego. Later, however, Barker’s death certificate revealed that he died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease with other contributing factors. Barker didn’t have a funeral or even a memorial and much of his estate went to support animal rights organizations, per the Daily News and Entertainment Tonight.