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Posted: March 22, 2017

Fans pay tribute to 'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris, dead at 87

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2002, file photo, Chuck Barris, the man behind TV's
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2002, file photo, Chuck Barris, the man behind TV's "The Dating Game," poses in the lobby of his apartment in New York. Game show impresario Barris has died at 87. Barris, the madcap producer of "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon, March 21, 2017, at his home in Palisades, New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

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By Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

PALISADES, N.Y. —

"Gong Show" creator and host Chuck Barris, 87, died Tuesday at his Palisades, New York, home, according to The Associated Press.

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Barris' publicist said the game show magnate, who also created "The Dating Game" and "The Newlywed Game," died of "natural causes," the AP reported.

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Fans flocked to Twitter to pay tribute to Barris. 

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