Former "Family Feud" host Richard Dawson has passed away at age 79, following a battle with cancer. Dawson's son Gary released this statement over the weekend:
"It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my father passed away this evening from complications due to esophageal cancer. He was surrounded by his family. He was an amazing talent, a loving husband, a great dad, and a doting grandfather. He will be missed but always remembered..."
I've seen some old episodes of "Family Feud" when Dawson was hosting, and let's just say, it was a different time. The way he treated female contestants would definitely be grounds for a sexual harassment lawsuit these days. Kissing, touching, grabbing, calling every woman by a pet name… again, it was a different time. I'm not saying Dawson was a sexual predator, I'm just saying, if you WERE a sexual predator, 1970s Game Show Host was your ideal job.
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