Ray Combs
Ray Combs
Name Raymond Neil "Ray" Combs, Jr.
Born April 3, 1956
Died June 2, 1996
Cause of Death Suicide
Occupation Game Show Host, Comedian
Raymond Neil "Ray" Combs, Jr. (April 3, 1956 – June 2, 1996) was an American comedian, actor, and host of the game show Family Feud on CBS and in syndication from 1988 to 1994 (he was later proceeded by original Feud host Richard Dawson in the syndicated version from 1994 until 1995). Following the cancellation of Feud, Combs attempted to get back into television with the short-lived Family Challenge (he was later replaced by Michael Burger when the series was re-titled as The New Family Challenge from 1996 until 1997), but his life had already taken a severe downturn including a divorce from his wife, and a near-fatal car accident which ultimately led to his suicide in 1996.

E! True Hollywood Story: Ray CombsEdit

On November 16, 1997, the E! Network debuted their hour long documentary series about the life of Ray Combs, who committed sucide in 1996. Including his stints as the second host of Family Feud (1988-94) and first host of Family Challenge (1995-96), his apperance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and his family life, debt and emotional problems.

Goodson-Todman Shows HostedEdit

Goodson-Todman Shows AppearedEdit

Non Goodson-Todman show hostedEdit

  • Family Challenge (1995-96)


Feud-Related StuffEdit

Ray in WrestleManiaEdit

Autographed PhotoEdit



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Spotlight - Ray Combs

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