TV Game Show Host, Wife Killed in Air Crash Tuesday Mar 14, 2006 8:00am EST By Stephen M. Silverman Press Your Luck TV game-show host Peter Tomarken and his wife Kathleen were killed on Monday when their light plane crashed in the ocean off the coastal suburb of Santa Monica. The couple, who were transporting a cancer patient to a treatment center in San Diego, had just taken off in their Beechcraft about 9:45 a.m. when the engine failed. The plane went down near Santa Monica Pier in front of horrified spectators, reports Reuters. Peter Tomarken was 63, and from 1983-86 he hosted the CBS show, which was noted for the dreaded "Whammy" which signaled that a contestant was about to lose all his money. Contestants yelled out the memorable line "No Whammies!" to ward off bad luck. One of my favorite game shows of all time.