Comedian/actor/game-show host Ken Ober has passed away. At first the news was dismissed as rumor but now reports are coming in that the 52 year old died from a heart attack over the weekend. Best known as the creator and host of MTV’s late 1980s game-show Remote Control, Ober worked in recent years as a producer/writer for New Adventures of Old Christine, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and Mind of Mencia.
Having had the good fortune of working for Ken a few years back I can attest to his kindness and class. Rest in peace, Ken. You were always sweet and supportive. Television and I are better for having known you. (NY Times)