Merv Griffin’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jul 6, 1925

Death Date

August 12, 2007

Age of Death

82 years

Cause of Death

Prostate Cancer



The entrepreneur Merv Griffin died at the age of 82. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Created the long-running TV game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! He founded Merv Griffin Enterprises and Merv Griffin Entertainment.

He married Julann Wright in 1958. He credited her with coming up with the Jeopardy! concept.



“If you make the customer a promise… make sure you deliver it.” (Merv Griffin)


“That I would rather be in another business where a bad cold wouldn’t put me out of work.” (Merv Griffin)


“Unless it’s an emergency, don’t bother me after 6:00 p.m. and on weekends.” (Merv Griffin)


“That my business success is equal to my personal life.” (Merv Griffin)


“Roger King is, without a doubt, the greatest salesman in the history of anything. And I don’t ever limit him just to television. He could sell you anything.” (Merv Griffin)