Merv Griffin hospitalized

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    AprilFox

    [1]Jul 20, 2007
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    Keep up the good fight, Mr. Griffin. God Bless and you're in our prayers.

    Jul 19, 2007 07:02 AM Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES - Merv Griffin is in hospital with a recurrence of prostate cancer, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

    He was being treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for cancer discovered during a routine examination a few weeks ago, said Marcia Newberger, spokeswoman for The Griffin Group/Merv Griffin Entertainment.

    "I'd rather play Jeopardy! than live it," the 82-year-old game show impresario and former talk show host said in a statement.

    "I was ready for a vacation; however, this wasn't the destination I had in mind."

    Griffin's son, Tony, said his father was resting comfortably and ``his sense of humour and optimistic outlook remain intact."

    "He's getting great care and his medical team want to monitor his progress in a controlled setting," Tony Griffin said in a statement.

    Newberger declined to give additional details.

    Griffin, a former band singer, invented and produced the popular game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.

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    tvking1

    [2]Aug 12, 2007
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    The Fox News Channel has just announced that Merv Griffin has died. He was a great entertainer, and mogul as well, and he had class. He is remembered in my prayers.
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    AprilFox

    [3]Aug 12, 2007
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    Very saddened by his passing. My condolensces to his family and friends. What a marvelous man with so much charisma and talent. This legend will truly be missed. Thanks for Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune and your wonderful talk show Merv. RIP.

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    Edited on 08/12/2007 2:26pm
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