Richard Dawson’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Nov 20, 1932

Death Date

June 2, 2012

Age of Death

79 years

Cause of Death

Esophageal Cancer


TV Actor

The tv actor Richard Dawson died at the age of 79 . Below is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Comic actor who was the original host of the game show Family Feud after previously being a regular on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and The New Dick Van Dyke Show.

He married Diana Dors in 1959, and the couple had two sons named Mark and Gary.



“And I asked my mother about it; I said, ‘Is there something wrong?’ She said, ‘God… God makes people. You understand that, don’t you?’ And I said, ‘Yeah!’ She said, ‘Who makes a rainbow?” I said, ‘God.’ She said, ‘I never presumed to tell anyone who could make a rainbow what color to make children.'” (Richard Dawson)


“God bless all the little children in the world.” (Richard Dawson)


“I abhor grades – if a child does his best, that’s all that should be asked.” (Richard Dawson)


“The first time I ever saw people of any color was when D-Day left from my hometown in England, to go and free Europe from the war. And there was every color you could imagine, and I’d not seen that in England.” (Richard Dawson)


“About 30 million people see me every week – I’m a happy man.” (Richard Dawson)