Vanna White Mourns Death of ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Director Dick Carson: ‘You Were the Best’

by Amanda Glover
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American television personality, Vanna White, shares a heartfelt post on Twitter honoring her late friend and co-worker, Dick Carson.

In a recent Twitter post, the performer posts a picture of herself with the late Dick Carson. The caption read: “I will always cherish the years we spent together on @WheelofFortune You were the best! I’m going to miss you.”

Fans give condolences for the 64-year-old actress’s loss. One fan wrote: “So very sorry for your loss. May GOD be with you.” Another fan wrote: “Rest peaceful, easy, and shine on.”

Carson passed away on December 19th, 2021. According to his family, the former director of The Tonight Show and Wheel of Fortune died following a brief illness at 92-years-old.

Following his career in the U.S. Navy, Carson started his career as a “floor man.” He worked his way up to directing commercials and local news and sports shows. After moving to Los Angeles in 1960, Carson took on a position directing children’s television programs like Chucko the Birthday Clown and The Soupy Sales Show. Those might not have been his dream job, but they led to amazing opportunities. As he got older, Carson directed The Merv Griffin Show from 1972 to 1986. Afterward, Carson ended up directing Wheel of Fortune for over 22 years.

Carson is survived by his wife of 43 years, Karlyn Carson, his sons Douglas and Christopher, his daughter Kathleen Tucker, his granddaughters Lindsey, Melissa, and Chase, his great-granddaughter Peyton, his sister-in-law Alexis, and an extended family of nephews and nieces by marriage.

Vanna White Used to Live Next to Bob Saget’s

Did anyone else know that Vanna White used to live next door to the late Bob Saget during the early years of their careers?

According to Fox News Digital, White gave her condolences to the death of her friend and former neighbor. “Bob Saget and I were next-door neighbors before we found success. I will always remember the support and confidence we gave each other as we struggled to start our careers and was so happy that our friendship came full circle when I guest-starred on ‘Full House.'”

She also mentioned how she’ll “miss the laughs.” We don’t think she’s alone in that. Bob Saget spent over three decades making people laugh all over the world.

In a statement given by the Saget family on Sunday, the family expressed their heartbreak over Saget’s death. “He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter.”