Entertainer Merv Griffin dies at 82 of cancer

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August 13, 2007 13:40

Merv Griffin, the entertainer-turned-impresario who parlayed his "Jeopardy" and "Wheel of Fortune" game shows into a multimillion-dollar empire, died on Sunday at the age of 82. Griffin died of prostate cancer, according to a family statement that was released Sunday by Marcia Newberger, spokeswoman for The Griffin Group/Merv Griffin Entertainment.


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