Over the weekend we lost Chuck Berry, and now we've lost Chuck Barris who died at age 87 of natural causes at his home in Palisades, NY. The host of The Gong Show also created the wacky '70s game show, and he was also behind such other daytime staples of the era as The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game (and other more cult shows, like the  $1.98 Beauty Pageant.) He was also a songwriter and penned "Palisades Park," which was a #3 hit for Freddy Cannon in 1962. His autobiography, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, where he claimed to have also worked as a CIA assassin in the '70s, became a feature film which marked George Clooney's directorial debut.

Chuck Barris, you were one of a kind. Rest in peace.

Check out some classic Gong Show clips below.

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