Over on Twitter, there were rumors that Ken Ober went off to heaven. Many brushed off the rumors, because we all know MTV game show hosts live forever. But sadly, they don’t, because Ken’s manager confirms that he died over the weekend at the age of 52.
Ken was best known for hosting MTV’s Remote Control for 5 seasons. Ken went on to host Make Me Laugh and also produced a few episodes of The New Adventures of Old Christine.
There’s not many details on Ken’s death. According to Ken’s manager, he complained about a headache and flu-like symptoms on Saturday night. Ken told friends that he was going to take some medication and see a doctor as soon as possible. Ken was found dead in his Santa Monica, CA home on Sunday.
Below is a clip from Remote Control. I always wanted to be a contestant on that show, because they got to sit in fat chairs and eat imaginary snacks. Rest in Peace, Ken…..