'One of the greats' - Game show host Tom Kennedy dies aged 93

Tom Kennedy dead: Name That Tune host dies aged 93Tom Kennedy dead: Name That Tune host dies aged 93 (Image: YOUTUBE•FACEBOOK)

US game show legend Tom Kennedy has reportedly died at 93-years-old on 7 October, according to his pal Steve Beverly. A cause of death has not been given at this time.

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The TV star was famed for hosting quiz shows such as Split Second, Name That Tune, and You Don’t Say!

Real name James Edward Narz, he began his career after heading to in 1947, where he had his first big break on telly 11-years later.

He fronted The Big Game in 1958 and then Dr IQ, which lasted one season the same year.

His first major success was on You Don’t Say!, lasting six seasons from 1963 to 1969.

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Tom Kennedy fronted Name That Tune which aired weekly between 1974 to 81Tom Kennedy fronted Name That Tune which aired weekly between 1974 to 81 (Image: YOUTUBE)

Tom Kennedy was regarded as 'one of the greats' of TV hostingTom Kennedy was regarded as 'one of the greats' of TV hosting (Image: YOUTUBE)

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But Kennedy was probably best known for the syndicated revival of Name That Tune, that aired weekly between 1974 to 81.

His other presenting credits included Break the Bank and 50 Grand Slam in 1976, To Say the Least from 1977-78, Whew! from 1979-80, Body Language from 1984 to 1986, a late version of The Price Is Right from 1985-86, and Worldplay from 1986-87.

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