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Legendary Singer Luther Vandross Is Remembered by GSN Saturday, July 9

[via press release from GSN]

Legendary Singer Luther Vandross is Remembered by GSN Saturday, July 9

Vandross Tribute Features Classic Game Show Appearances on 'Family Feud'

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 6 -- GSN will be airing a tribute to legendary R&B singer Luther Vandross, who passed away Friday at the age of 54, on Saturday, July 9 on "Family Feud" at 9 PM and 9:30 PM ET/PT.

Vandross sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, resulting in 10 platinum albums, several Grammy Awards, and multiple hits including "Always and Forever" and "Never Too Much." His last album, Dance With My Father, won four Grammy Awards.

GSN is running two episodes of "Family Feud" back-to-back that feature Vandross. Both episodes are hosted by Ray Combs and first aired in 1989. They are special episodes and featured "Grammy Singing Superstars." Vandross was a member of the Musical Misters team that also included Bobby McFerrin, Little Richard, Tim Hauser and Alan Paul. They faced off against the Swingin' Sisters that featured Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Vanessa Williams, Janis Stegel and Cheryl Bentyne. In the 9 PM episode Vandross makes it to the fast money round.

Below is the schedule for the tribute. All times are Eastern and Pacific.

Saturday, July 9th

9:00 PM "Family Feud" hosted by Ray Combs First episode

9:30 PM "Family Feud" hosted by Ray Combs Second episode

GSN, the Network for Games, is the only U.S. television network dedicated to game-related programming and interactive game playing. The network features game shows, reality series, documentaries, video game programs and casino games. As the industry leader in interactivity, GSN features over 100 hours per week of interactive programming, which allows viewers a chance to win prizes by playing along with GSN's televised games via GSN.com. Reaching 57 million Nielsen homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S. through all major cable systems and satellite providers. The network is jointly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation. For further media information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.

Web Site: http://www.gsn.com

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