Former MTV Host Ken Ober Dies at 52
The rumors floating around the interent this morning were sadly true. Former host of MTV's Remote Control died suddenly over the weekend. The cause of the 52-year-old Santa Monica resident's death is still unknown, but on Saturday evening he "complained of a headache and flu-like symptoms" to a friend, saying "he was going to take something and would see a doctor as soon as possible," according to the New York Times. The next day he was found dead.
Remote Control was MTV's first show that was not strictly musical (reminisce with a clip below). The pop-culture quiz show can also be credited with breaking out Adam Sandler and others. Most recently, Ober worked as a producer on “Mind of Mencia” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine.”