Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek died after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years on Sunday. He was 80. Trebek died at home with family and friends surrounding him.
“Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex.,” Jeopardy Studio said in a statement on Twitter.
Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex. pic.twitter.com/Yk2a90CHIM
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) November 8, 2020
Trebek hosted more than 8,200 episodes of “Jeopardy!” over 37 seasons, the maximum by a presenter of any single TV game show, Sony Pictures said.
The Canadian host, who tried to brief fans about his health straightforwardly, talked in a calm, even tone as he uncovered his sickness and trust in a Cure in a video posted March 6, 2019.
In the video, Trebek said he was joining the 50,000 different Americans who get such a conclusion every year and that he perceived that the prognosis was not encouraging.
Trebek was more than qualified for the work, having begun his game show Career on ”Reach for the Top” in his Country.
Moving to the U.S. in 1973, he showed up on The Wizard of Odds, Classic Concentration, To Tell the Truth, Hot shots, The $128,000 Question, and Twofold Dare.
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