Beloved TV pioneer Merv Griffin has died after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 82. Griffin, the brains behind game shows like Jeopardy! and Wheel Of Fortune, spent over 60 years at the forefront of television in America, joking his motto was, “If it’s not broke, fix it anyway. Keep changing.” The TV mogul started out as one of the first U.S. talk show hosts, fronting The Merv Griffin Show for 21 years – from 1965 to 1986.