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Saturday 2 August 2014

Game show host Geoff Edwards dies

Published 06/03/2014|05:22

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This circa 1974 photo from Chuck Barris Productions shows Geoff Edwards on the television show, The New Treasure Hunt. The agent for Edwards says the veteran TV game show host has died. (AP Photo/Chuck Barris Productions)

Veteran US TV game show host Geoff Edwards has died aged 83, his agent has said.

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Fred Westbrook says Edwards died of complications of pneumonia yesterday afternoon at a Los Angeles area hospital.

Edwards was the emcee of popular game shows including Treasure Hunt and Jackpot.

He also worked as a radio DJ and made appearances on TV series including Petticoat Junction, I Dream Of Jeannie and Diff'rent Strokes.

Funeral plans for the Westfield, New Jersey, native are pending.

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