Game show host Geoff Edwards dead at 83

Geoff Edwards (Handout photo)

Geoff Edwards (Handout photo)

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TV game show host Geoff Edwards has died. He was 83.

The veteran TV and radio personality passed away at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California on Wednesday after a battle with pneumonia.

Edwards began his career presenting a radio show before moving into acting, appearing in TV series such as Petticoat Junction, I Dream Of Jeannie and Diff'rent Strokes, and also took up game show hosting.

He fronted a number of game shows from the 1970s into the early 1990s, including Jackpot, The New Treasure Hunt, Shoot For The Stars, Play It By Ear and Chain Reaction.

He was also the host of The Big Spin, the lottery TV show in California, for 10 years.


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