Olson died on Saturday, October 12, 1985 in Santa Monica, California, six days after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. The staff and crew of The Price Is Right learned of Olson's condition as studio 33 at CBS Television City was being prepared for another day's taping. Production was cancelled for the rest of the week (shows were recorded several weeks in advance of broadcast). There was no on-air mention of Olson's death until October 15 when then-host Bob Barker paid tribute to Olson in an attached segment that followed the end credits. The last Olson-announced episode aired on November 8, 1985. He was entombed at Rosewood Cemetery in Lewisburg, West Virginia.
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