'Family Feud' TV host Richard Dawson has died

The death of Richard Dawson was announced on Sunday, June 3, 2012. He died from complications from esophageal cancer at age 79, his family said. Dawson is best known for his hosting stint on the '70s TV game show "The Family Feud." File photo: Dawson, the host of "The Family Feud" in character, June 1978. Dawson (AP Photo/ho)

June 3, 2012 9:33:27 AM PDT
Richard Dawson, the wisecracking British entertainer who was among the schemers in the 1960s sitcom "Hogan's Heroes" and a decade later began kissing thousands of female contestants as host of the game show "Family Feud" has died. He was 79.