Tom Kennedy, “Name That Tune” host, dead at 93

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Game show host Tom Kennedy has died aged 93.

His daughter Courtney and nephew Ben confirmed to Fox News that Kennedy – born James Edward Narz – died at his home in Oxnard, California on Wednesday. The cause of death is unknown at this time.

“He passed away peacefully,” Ben said.

Kennedy was best known as the host of “Name That Tune” and “You Don’t Say! ”

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Game show host Tom Kennedy has died aged 93 (Photo by Herb Ball / NBCU Photo Bank / NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

Variety reports that Kennedy moved to Los Angeles from Louisville, Ky. To pursue a career in broadcasting, and after working in radio, he began hosting game shows in the 1950s.

In order to avoid confusion with his brother, also a host, he changed his name to Tom Kennedy.

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Aside from “Name That Tune” (1974-1981) and “You Don’t Say! “(1963-1969), the TV personality was known for hosting” Split Second “(1972-1975) and” Password Plus “(1980-1982)”.

Additionally, he hosted a syndicated nightly edition of “The Price is Right” in the 1980s and briefly had his own talk show.

Tom Kennedy. (Photo par Herb Ball / Banque de photos NBCU / NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

Eventually, Kennedy would retire and win the Game Show Congress Bill Cullen Lifetime Achievement Award, the newspaper reports.

The star has also had an acting career with a handful of film, television and stage credits to her name.

Kennedy’s children, Linda Ann Narz, James Narz Jr. and Courtney Ellen Narz, survive him, as do his granddaughter Abigail Norah Narz and sister, Mary Lovett Scully.

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Kennedy was married to his wife Betty, who died in 2011. They also had a daughter, Julia, who died in 2015.

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