A television staple for generations of viewers, Richard Dawson, who starred in Hogan’s Heroes and hosted Family Feud, died Saturday of complications from cancer. He was 79. “It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my father passed away this evening,” his son Gary wrote Sunday on Facebook. “He was an amazing talent, a loving husband, a great dad, and a doting grandfather.” Apart from his hosting responsibilities, Dawson appeared on The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour and had numerous film credits to his name, including an appearance in The Running Man. Dawson was born Colin Lionel Emm in Hampshire, England.
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