ALEX TREBEK, HOST OF ‘JEOPARDY!’ DIES AFTER BATTLE WITH PANCREATIC CANCER

Alex Trebek, the beloved host of gameshow “Jeopardy!” since its 1984 debut in syndication, has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 80.

'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek on Sept. 9, 2019. (source: YouTube)

ALEX TREBEK HAS DIED AT AGE 80
TORONTO — Alex Trebek, the Canadian broadcaster who found fame in the United States as a game show host, has died at the age of 80.

A tweet from the account of the game show “Jeopardy!”, which Trebek had hosted since 1984, confirmed that the Sudbury, Ont. native had died.

“Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex,” the account tweeted.

A cause of death was not immediately made public. Trebek revealed in March 2019 that he had been battling Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. READ MORE


ALEX TREBEK, HOST OF ‘JEOPARDY!’ DIES AFTER BATTLE WITH PANCREATIC CANCER
Alex Trebek, the host of syndicated game show Jeopardy! since 1984, passed away from pancreatic cancer Sunday. He was 80-years-old.

The official Twitter account of ‘Jeopardy!’ posted Sunday afternoon announcing the news, saying Trebek was surrounded by friends and family when he passed away.

The Canadian-born host revealed he was suffering from Stage 4 pancreatic cancer in a video posted to the show’s official social media channels on March 6, 2019. READ MORE


ALEX TREBEK, REVERED HOST OF ‘JEOPARDY!’ FOR 36 YEARS, DIES AT 80
Alex Trebek, the beloved host of gameshow “Jeopardy!” since its 1984 debut in syndication, has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 80.

The official “Jeopardy!” Twitter account announced the news on Sunday morning, writing: “‘Jeopardy!’ is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends.”

Trebek revealed in March 2019 that he had been diagnosed with Stage Four pancreatic cancer. “I have lived a good life, a full life and I’m nearing the end of that life,” he told USA Today in October. Sony has confirmed that “Jeopardy!” episodes hosted by Trebek will air through Dec. 25, and his last day in the studio was Oct. 29. “Jeopardy!” is not announcing plans for a new host at this time. READ MORE









 

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