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‘The McLaughlin Group’ to End This Week Following Host’s Death

Syndicated talk show to conclude after one final episode

John McLaughlin’s “The McLaughlin Group” will come to an end this week following the host’s death on Tuesday, TheWrap has learned.

McLaughlin served as host, creator and executive producer on the program, which aired on multiple PBS stations across the country.

The program, which first launched in 1982, has featured a panel of hosts, which most recently included McLaughlin, Pat Buchanan, Eleanor Clift, Clarence Page and Tom Rogan. The remaining panelists will tape one final episode before the show comes to an end.

McLaughlin died on Tuesday after missing his first episode of the show in over three decades earlier this month. Clift, a longtime panelist on the show, wrote on the Daily Beast that “the cause of death was prostate cancer that was diagnosed some time ago and that had spread.”

McLaughlin’s family released a statement on Thursday, which was shared on the show’s Facebook page. The entire statement can be read below.

Variety first reported the news.