Bob Barker’s explanation for loss of life has been revealed.
The host of The Value Is Proper, who died late final month at age 99 in his Hollywood Hills dwelling, died on account of Alzheimer’s Illness, in accordance with his loss of life certificates obtained by PEOPLE.
The doc indicated that Barker had been dwelling with the illness for “years,” although the precise time of analysis was not offered.
Hypertension (hypertension), hypothyroidism and hyperlipidemia (excessive ldl cholesterol) had been additionally listed as “different important circumstances” that contributed to Barker’s loss of life, per the certificates.
TMZ was first to report the information.
Barker had handled quite a few well being points lately. In January 2019, paramedics had been known as to Barker’s Hollywood Hills dwelling after he fell, thought he was not hospitalized.
In October 2018, Barker’s supervisor confirmed to PEOPLE that an ambulance and the hearth division got here to Barker’s Hollywood Hills dwelling in response to a “non-emergency again drawback.”
Barker’s publicist Roger Neal confirmed the information of the 15-time Daytime Emmy winner’s loss of life on Aug. 26. “It’s with profound unhappiness that we announce that the World’s Best MC who ever lived, Bob Barker, has left us,” Neal stated in an announcement.
The TV host’s girlfriend, Nancy Burnet, additionally shared some phrases about Barker on the time.
“I’m so pleased with the trailblazing work Barker, and I did collectively to show the cruelty to animals within the leisure business and together with working to enhance the plight of abused and exploited animals in the US and internationally,” Burnet stated. “We had been nice mates over these 40 yrs. He might be missed.”
CBS, the place Barker hosted The Value Is Proper for 35 years, honored him with a primetime tribute on Thursday.
“Most individuals keep in mind Bob from the 35 years he spent internet hosting The Value Is Proper,” present Value Is Proper host Drew Carey stated originally of the particular. “So it is easy to overlook that for 18 years, he was a fixture in America’s dwelling rooms for Reality or Penalties, a radio host earlier than that, and a naval aviator throughout World Struggle II. We’ll additionally keep in mind Bob for his tireless work on behalf of all animals from whales and elephants to the cats and canines who reminded everyone on the finish of the present to get spayed or neutered.”
Carey, 65, referred to Barker as a “legend” earlier than introducing a clip bundle that appeared again on Barker’s profession.
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Barker started internet hosting The Value Is Proper in 1972. The sport present went on to grew to become the longest-running recreation present in U.S. historical past and turned Barker into the longest-tenured recreation present host.
“I am usually requested what I cherished most about my years with Value, and the very first thing that pops to thoughts is … the cash, after all!” Barker informed PEOPLE in 2021. “All kidding apart, there was a lot to like. I had the pleasure of working with a devoted and gifted solid and crew for 35 nice years.”