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Posts circulating via social media are claiming that former Price is Right host Bob Barker has died of a head injury.
The post link to what appears to be a news report about Mr Barker’s supposed demise. The report claims that Bob died after tripping and hitting his head on the sidewalk while on a walk near his Hollywood home.
However, the claims are untrue. Bob Barker is not dead. The false story comes from a hoax-news website called Action News 3. The site publishes a mixture of partially factual and completely false click bait stories designed to entice visitors and encourage shares.
Bob Barker is perhaps best known for hosting CBS’s The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, although he has hosted other game shows as well.
Back in June 2017, Bob was taken to a hospital after falling at his home. However, he did not suffer any serious injuries and was able to return home just hours after the incident.