Geoff Edwards Dies: Game Show Host Succumbs to Pneumonia at 83

Thursday, 06 Mar 2014 05:13 PM

By Morgan Chilson

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A popular game show host from the '70s and '80s, Geoff Edwards died Wednesday at age 83.

Edwards hosted “Jackpot!” and “Treasure Hunt,” and also worked as a DJ and an actor, appearing on shows like “Diff’rent Strokes” and “Petticoat Junction.”

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He died in Santa Monica from complications from pneumonia, Edwards' agent, Fred Westbrook, told The Associated Press.

Westbrook recalled that Edwards followed his own path as a game show host, dumping conservative ideas and wearing his hair long and dressing in jeans rather than a suit.



"Geoff was one of the cleverest, funniest radio and television personalities I've worked with," Wink Martindale, also a game show host, told the AP.

Fans mourned Edwardss death online and talked about his on-air personality that made him popular.



Retrogaming Roundup called Edwards one of their favorite interviews. 

Later in his career, Edwards began travel writing and published a book, “Going All the Way.”



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