From the NY Times:
Chuck Barris, the “Gong Show” creator, songwriter and novelist who sought to add to his already eclectic résumé with a made-up — or was it? — story about being an assassin for the C.I.A., died Tuesday in Palisades, N.Y. He was 87.
Mr. Barris died of natural causes, said Paul Shefrin, his publicist, according to The Associated Press.
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