Tribute to Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek, the longtime host of Jeopardy!, died at the age of 80 on Nov. 8 after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer.

Trebek hosted Jeopardy! since the show rebooted in 1984, and was contracted to continue the show through 2022. He won seven Emmys, one for Outstanding Game Show Host, as well as hosting over 8,000 episodes of the trivia game show.

Trebek has been thought of as America’s TV game show host by many, however he is originally from Ontario, Canada. He received a degree in Philosophy from the University of Ottawa.

Although Trebek is most well-known for his work on Jeopardy!, he also worked at CBS covering national news and hosted other TV game shows.

Trebek announced that he had pancreatic cancer in March of 2019 and continued to host the game show up until his death.

ABC has not said who might replace Trebek, although there has been recent speculation of different celebrity candidates.

Ken Jennings, record holder for winning 74 Jeopardy! games, tweeted his condolences to the family and those who also loved Jeopardy!


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