Comedian Ray Combs

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on September 24, 2006

Please tell me whatever happened to Ray Combs, who hosted Family Feud.
—Mary Jane O'Bryan, Bullhead City, Ariz.

Combs, who began his career in stand-up comedy in the early 1980s, was hired in 1988 to host the popular TV game show, previously hosted by Richard Dawson. But by 1993, ratings had dropped, Combs' contract was cancelled and Dawson returned to replace him. This contributed to Combs' depression and subsequent suicide in 1996.