Former Canadian game show host Jim Perry dies at age 82

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TORONTO - Former entertainer and game show host Jim Perry has died, he was 82.

Former CTV executive and personal friend Pip Wedge says Perry died Friday.

Some media reports say he had suffered from cancer.

Perry worked on both sides of the border, becoming a game show host in Canada in the early 1970s appearing on a number of shows, perhaps the best known of which was "Definition."

He hosted the show from 1973 until 1990.

Perry was also the long running emcee of the Miss Canada pageant, something he did from 1967 until 1990.

And he hosted a number of game shows on American television including "Card Sharks," commuting across the border to juggle his gigs in both countries.

Wedge says Perry was a "marvellous guy" and "wonderful to work with."

He says Perry had the ability to think on his feet and was remarkably cool when it came to performing.

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