MERV GRIFFIN DEAD AT 82

Published on: August 13, 2007
MERV GRIFFIN DEAD AT 82

After a long battle with prostate cancer, Merv Griffin passed away on Aug. 12 at the ripe age of 82.

Griffin became a household name in the 1960s with his syndicated Merv Griffin Show and went on to produce some of Amercia's most popular game shows like Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.

"My father was a visionary," his son, Tony Griffin, said. "He loved business and continued his many projects and holdings even while hospitalized."