- Adam Sandler pays tribute to Bob Barker, his Lucky Gilmore co-star and game show host after Barker’s death aged 99.
- Sandler and Barker had a memorable fight scene in the film Lucky Gilmoreand their friendship endured after the film.
- Barker, best known as the game show host The price is correctwas a beloved member of the CBS family and a dedicated animal rights activist.
Adam Sandler has paid tribute to the legendary game show host and his guests Lucky Gilmore co-star, Bob Barkerafter the death of the 99-year-old. Barker sadly passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 26, with Sandler sharing several pictures of himself with the host of The price is correct and lavish praise for “such a sweet, funny guy.”
“The man. The myth. The best. Such a sweet, fun guy to spend time with. I loved talking to him. I loved laughing with him. I loved that he gave me hell. He will be missed by everyone I know! Heartbreaking day. Love to Bob and his family! Thank you for all you have given us!”
Sandler set to work social media to pay tribute to Barker, who starred in the 1996 sports comedy Lucky Gilmore. In one of the film’s most memorable scenes, Sandler’s aggressive golfer Happy is paired with Barker (who plays himself) for a benefit game.
Unfortunately, or maybe luckily, depending on how you look at it, the two disagree, resulting in Happy throwing Barker to the ground. What he doesn’t know is that Barker is quite a skilled fighter when the game show host gets up and brutally knocks out Sandler’s character. In fact, the fight is so entertaining and brutal that it won an MTV Movie Award for Best Fight.
The friendship between Adam Sandler and Bob Barker continued thereafter Lucky Gilmorewhen the two reunited for another fight in 2015 and the relationship clearly meant a lot to the actor.
Daily television loses one of its most famous stars
Bob Barker, best known for hosting the longest-running game show in North American television history, CBS The price is correctUnfortunately, he died of “natural causes” on Saturday.
Barker’s longtime manager Roger Neal released a statement following his death, saying: “It is with profound sadness that we announce that the greatest MC the world has ever lived, Bob Barker, has left us.”
He continued, “I am so proud of the groundbreaking work Barker and I have done together to expose animal cruelty in the entertainment industry, including work to improve the plight of abused and exploited animals in the United States and around the world.” , Bob’s friend Nancy Burnet said, “We’ve been good friends for those 40 years.” He will be missed.”
CBS also released a statement, which read, “Today with the passing of Bob Barker, we lost a beloved member of the CBS family. During his 35 years as the host of The price is correct, Bob has made countless people’s dreams come true and everyone felt like a winner when invited to “come here”. Alongside his legendary 50-year career in broadcasting, Bob will be remembered as a dedicated animal rights activist. Daytime television has lost one of its most celebrated stars.”