Ken Ober, Host of MTV's Remote Control, Dead at 52

Cause of death still uncertain
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2009 6:38 PM CST
Ken Ober in a 2004 photo.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Ken Ober, who hosted MTV’s 1980s game show Remote Control, died Sunday at 52; a rep says the cause is still unknown, but that the actor and stand-up comic complained of a headache and flu-like symptoms Saturday. The show—at the time a relative rarity, given that the channel still played music videos—tested young contestants’ knowledge of TV reruns, with The Brady Bunch a favorite topic.