Monday, August 13, 2007

R.I.P. Merv Griffin

I don’t know what was funnier... Merv’s style on his talk show or the impersonations of Merv on Second City TV. Merv entertained many generations of people before, at the age of 82, he finally succombed to prostate cancer.

On Monday, President Bush said, "For over half a century, Merv Griffin entertained America. He was a man of innovation and energy who greeted challenges with laughter and determination. By following his passions and trusting his instincts, Merv became one of our Nation's best-known and most respected entertainers. He introduced Americans to a generation of talent on his talk show, created two of the most successful game shows in history, and led a thriving hospitality business. Merv was also a generous leader who gave back to his community, donating millions of dollars to provide abused children with safe haven and brighter futures. Laura and I are saddened by his death. His family is in our thoughts and prayers."

1 comment:

Unknown said...

That is one more icon down. I used to watch Wheel of Fortune with my mum (when I was a lot younger) and we had such fun guessing together.

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