Peter Tomarken tried to press his luck with a plane but stopped at a whammy. RIP Peter Tomarken. Press Your Luck was a game show staple on lazy summer mornings back in the 1980s. And Tomarken’s enthusiasm was strangely infectious.
As an aside, maybe it’s just me, but why do game show hosts seem to suffer macabre deaths? Consider also:
Larry Blyden, host of What’s My Line? and To Tell the Truth: Goes to Morocco on vacation and dies because of injuries sustained in a car accident.
Ray Combs, host of 1988-1994 syndicated reincarnation of Family Feud: Gets depressed after being canned from Family Feud and hangs himself in psychiatric ward hospital room.