There are new details in the wake of the recent passing of legendary television host Bob Barker.
Not long after confirming the Price Is Right icon had died at the age of 99 on Saturday, his longtime publicist Roger Neal announced that there will not be a funeral or a memorial service, according to Entertainment Tonight.
The decision was made not to have any public services at the request of Barker himself.
Neal went on to reveal that the game show host will be laid to rest next to his wife, Dorothy Jo Gideon, at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills.
He passed from natural causes in his longtime Hollywood Hills home earlier in the day.
Service plans: Bob Barker will not have a funeral or a memorial service, which was at the request of the TV host, according to his longtime publicist Roger Neal; he is pictured in 2015
‘It is with profound sadness that we announce that the World’s Greatest MC who ever lived, Bob Barker, has left us,’ Neal said in a statement, obtained by NBC News.
Neal served as Barker’s publicist from 1987 to 1994, and then again in 2020.
Following the confirmation of his death, flowers were placed on his star along the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
Barker’s girlfriend Nancy Burnet, went public to say how she was ‘so proud of the trailblazing work’ they ‘did together to expose the cruelty to animals in the entertainment industry and including working to improve the plight of abused and exploited animals in the United States and internationally.’
‘We were great friends over these 40 yrs. He will be missed,’ his partner, 79, said in her own statement, obtained by People.
The Darrington, Washington native was the longtime host of the game show The Price Is Right, beginning in 1972.
The show, which had been on air since the 1950s and was in decline, was revitalized by Barker, who was the face of the program until 2007.
Before that, Barker had taken over as host of Truth or Consequences in 1956.
After spending his first sox years of life in Darrington, Barker moved to Mission, South Dakota, to live on a Sioux Indian reservation with his mom, according to NBC.
The move came after Byron John Barker tragically died in a workplace accident.
His mother Matilda Kent Tarleton, who was a schoolteacher, relocated to Missouri after she remarried.
Tribute: Flowers were place on Barker’s star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
A major loss: It was revealed Saturday that the legendary TV host had died at 99; he is seen in 2007
Long and distinguished career: Barker was the longtime host of the game show The Price Is Right; he is pictured in 1984
As a young adult, Barker served two years in the U.S. Navy near the end of World War II.
He then went back to Missouri, where he attended Drury College and completed a degree in economics.
From there, Barker was hired at a Florida radio station.
Moving to Burbank, California In 1950, he helmed a radio program called The Bob Barker Show.
Six years later Barker became host of Truth Or Consequences, which he ended up working on for 18 years until the show ended.
He held multiple jobs in tandem, including a two-decade run as the host of the Miss Universe and Miss America pageants.
He was also presenter of the New Year’s Day Tournament of Roses Parade for a long stretch beginning in 1969.
Barker was married once, to his high school sweetheart Dorothy Jo Gideon, from 1945 until her death in 1981.
He is survived by half-brother Kent Valandra, half-nephews Robert Valandra and Chip Valandra, and half-niece Vickie Valandra Kelly.
Throughout his career the TV icon was awarded 19 Daytime Emmys and received an Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999.
Flashback: Barker, an animal rights activist, encouraged The Price Is Right to stop using fur coats as prizes; the game show host is seen in Los Angeles in 1970
Rest in peace: Barker is survived by half-brother Kent Valandra, half-nephews Robert Valandra and Chip Valandra, and half-niece Vickie Valandra Kelly
In memoriam: Adam Sandler was among the first to pay tribute to the late host, taking to Instagram with a collection of photos and a heartfelt caption
Barker, an animal rights activist, famously ended each episode of The Price Is Right urging the audience to, ‘Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered.’
In 1995, he founded a charity called the DJ&T Foundation; named after his wife and her mother, which provided services for pet owners.
And when fur coats were being gifted as prizes on The Price Is Right, he said he ‘went to [producer] Mark Goodson and told him I didn’t want to be on the stage with these fur coats.’
‘So he took fur coats off our show,’ Bob said in a 2013 CBS This Morning interview.
Adam Sandler was among the first to pay tribute to the late host, taking to Instagram with a collection of photos and a heartfelt caption.
‘The man. The myth. The best. Such a sweet funny guy to hang out with. Loved talking to him. Loved laughing with him. Loved him kicking the crap out of me,’ he wrote.
The 56-year-old Big Daddy actor added: ‘He will be missed by everyone I know! Heartbreaking day. Love to Bob always and his family! Thanks for all you gave us!’
The post has so far been liked more than 210,000 times by Adam’s 18.8 million followers.
Tribute: Other posts remembering Barker came from fans and celebs alike, with one Twitter user writing, ‘It was exciting back then to know we could watch all of the game shows when we were sick, and Bob was the comfort in that fact
Parallel: Music artist Gretchen Keskeys compared him to entertainment legend Betty White
Classic: Rob Schneider remembered Barker’s role alongside Adam Sandler in the 1996 film Happy Gilmore
Legacy: Former United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Public Affairs called the host ‘an American institution’
‘Thanks for the memories’: A Twitter user named Jeff described Barker as the ‘GOAT,’ or ‘greatest of all time’
Other posts remembering Barker came from fans and celebs alike, with one Twitter user writing, ‘It was exciting back then to know we could watch all of the game shows when we were sick, and Bob was the comfort in that fact. I will miss him.’
Actor Rob Schneider appeared online to write on Twitter, ‘One of the nicest things I ever heard in show business was Bob Barker saying, “I moved to Hollywood to be an actor and the only person who ever let me do it was Adam Sandler!”‘
Commenting on an outtake from the 1996 movie Happy Gilmore, Schneider added: ‘This scene with them was and will always be absolutely hilarious!
‘God bless you, Bob.’