“He will be missed by everyone I know”: Adam Sandler Joins Thousands of Fans and Celebs to Mourn Saddening Loss of 99-Year-Old Legend

"He will be missed by everyone I know": Adam Sandler Joins Thousands of Fans and Celebs to Mourn Saddening Loss of 99-Year-Old Legend
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Adam Sandler is mourning the loss of one of American television’s legendary TV presenters. The 99-year-old former host of The Price is Right, Bob Barker, passed away on August 26, 2023. The saddening news was conveyed in a statement released by his spokesman, Roger Neal, “It is with profound sadness that we announce that the World’s Greatest MC who ever lived, Bob Barker has left us.”

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RIP Bob Barker
Bob Barker was the host of The Price is Right from 1972 to 2007

According to Neal, Barker died peacefully at his Hollywood Hills home due to natural causes. People across the US, both celebrities and fans, are grieving the loss of the host of America’s longest-running daytime game show.

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Adam Sandler Took To Twitter To Share His Thoughts On Bob Barker

Bob Barker with Adam Sandler
Bob Barker with Adam Sandler

Bob Barker had earlier appeared in the Adam Sandler comedy film, Happy Gilmore. Barker, who hosted The Price is Right from 1972 to 2007, always wished to make an appearance in films. His wish came true when Sandler invited him to play himself in the Dennis Dugan-directed film. Adam Sandler, describing him as “The man, The myth, The best”, wrote on Twitter:

In the Happy Gilmore scene featuring Bob Barker, Barker engages in a fight with the 50 First Dates actor over a poor Golf performance by Gilmore, Sandler’s character. This iconic fight scene won the MTV Movie Award for Best Fight for both Sandler and Barker. During a 2007 CBS special commemorating Barker’s career, Adam Sandler appeared on the show to surprise Barker and pay his tribute.

Barker and the Grown Ups actor reunited in a video for Comedy Central’s benefit show to battle autism in 2015, and the two recreated a follow-up fight sequence to their Happy Gilmore fight.

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Adam Sandler Was The Only Person To Fulfill Bob Barker’s Wish

Bob Barker fighting Adam Sandler
The hilarious fight scene between Bob Barker and Adam Sandler in Happy Gilmore

Other celebrities also joined Adam Sandler in mourning the loss of the TV legend. Before The Price is Right, Bob Barker hosted Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1975. American singer John Rich noted that people watched Barker’s shows while growing up and that he was the best show host ever. Rich also added that Barker was an “American treasure”.

Rob Schneider added his thoughts on the legend along with a side note on the relationship between Sandler and Barker. Schneider retweeted the hilarious fight scene from Happy Gilmore:

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Drew Carey, who replaced Barker as the host of The Price is Right, wrote that it is a very sad day for the Price is Right family. Bob Barker was vocal about animal rights throughout his career, and Carey added that sentiment to his message as well:

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Bob Barker will remain in the memories of American television audiences as the ever-charming daytime host. Barker will be laid to rest beside his wife at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills.

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Source: Adam Sandler – Twitter

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