(CMR) Bob Barker, the longtime host of the television show “The Price Is Right,” has died, according to his longtime publicist. He was 99 years old.
“It is with profound sadness that we announce that the World’s Greatest MC who ever lived, Bob Barker, has left us,” publicist Roger Neal said in a statement Saturday.
To commemorate the icon, flowers were placed on his Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
“Bob Barker was a television legend who was very committed to the Hollywood community as well as being a huge proponent of animal welfare. He will be missed,” said Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez.
Barker won 18 Daytime Emmys, as well as a Daytime Emmy Award for lifetime achievement in 1999. In early 2004, he was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame. Guinness World Records twice named him TV’s Most Durable Performer.
Barker retired from “The Price Is Right” in June 2007. During his 35 years as host, he missed only one taping of four episodes.
According to USA Today, Barker had health issues in recent years. He fell outside his home in 2015 and passing police officers called an ambulance. He fell again inside his home in 2017. The following year, he was hospitalized twice for back pain. In December 2018, he quietly marked his milestone 95th birthday.