[<< wikinews] Merv Griffin dies at 82
Monday, August 13, 2007 
Merv Griffin, creator of game shows such as Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!, died of prostate cancer on Sunday. He was 82, but doctors still say that his death was "unexpected and immediate."
Besides creating and hosting game shows, Griffin was also famous for his talk show, The Merv Griffin Show, which ran for over 20 years on television.


== Source ==
The Associated Press. "Entertainer and Entrepreneur Merv Griffin dies at 82" — FOX News, August 12, 2007
Laurence Arnold. "Merv Griffin, `Jeopardy!' Show Creator, Dies at 82" — Bloomberg, August 12, 2007