Merv Griffin dies at 82

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Merv Griffin, creator of game shows such as Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!, died of prostate cancer on Sunday. He was 82, but doctors still say that his death was "unexpected and immediate."

Besides creating and hosting game shows, Griffin was also famous for his talk show, The Merv Griffin Show, which ran for over 20 years on television.