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MTV 'Remote Control' host Ken Ober dies



Ober Sad news from MTV: Longtime Remote Control host Ken Ober has died. He was 52. The cause of his death is not yet known.

Starting in 1987, Ober hosted five seasons of Remote Control, a quiz show that tested contestants' pop-culture knowledge. The show was seemingly set in Ober's home basement, with contestants sitting on La-Z-Boy chairs -- food and drinks in front of them -- as they answered Ober's questions.

Ober's manager, Lee Kernis, told the New York Times that Ober was found dead on Sunday. "He said that Mr. Ober was last heard from on Saturday night, when he spoke to a friend and complained of a headache and flu-like symptoms," the Times says. "Mr. Ober told the friend that he was going to take something and would see a doctor as soon as possible."

Adam Sandler, Denis Leary and Colin Quinn also co-starred on Remote Control over the years.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:53pm]


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