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Posted by: thepinetree on 11/08/2020 10:18 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 11/08/2020 10:18 AM
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Alex Trebek 1940 - 2020

Culver City, CA...(November 8, 2020) – JEOPARDY! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. He was 80 years old. Alex was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2019, and he continued to host JEOPARDY! for the next 18 months.





Throughout that time, Alex was open and public about his battle with
cancer. JEOPARDY! episodes hosted by Alex will air through December 25, 2020 (his last day in the studio was October 29). The show is not announcing plans for a new host at this time.

Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Alex hosted dozens of game shows before becoming the host of JEOPARDY! in its syndicated debut in 1984. He hosted more than 8,200 JEOPARDY! episodes over the course of nearly 37 seasons, setting a Guinness World Record for hosting the most episodes of a single game show.

Alex won the Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Game Show Host seven times and was honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He received the Order of Canada honor from his native land in 2017.

“This is an enormous loss for the JEOPARDY! staff, crew and all of Alex’s millions of fans. He was a legend of the industry that we were all lucky to watch night after night for 37 years. Working beside him for the past year and a half as he heroically continued to host JEOPARDY! was an incredible honor.

His belief in the importance of the show and his willingness to push himself to perform at the highest level was the most inspiring demonstration of courage I have ever seen. His constant desire to learn, his kindness, and his professionalism will be with all of us forever,” said Mike Richards, JEOPARDY! Executive Producer

Alex is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jean, and children Matthew, Emily, and Nicky. The family has announced no plans for a service, but gifts in Alex’s memory could go to World Vision.

“Today we lost a legend and a beloved member of the Sony Pictures family,” said Tony Vinciquerra, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. “For 37 amazing years, Alex was that comforting voice, that moment of escape and entertainment at the end of a long, hard day for millions of people around the world. He was the heart and soul of JEOPARDY! and he will be deeply missed by everyone who made him part of their lives. Our hearts go out to Jean, Matthew, Emily, and Nicky.”

“We join our colleagues at Sony Pictures in mourning the passing of Alex Trebek,” said Kenichiro Yoshida, Chairman, President and CEO, Sony Corporation. “Alex was an extraordinary talent whose intelligence, wit and comforting presence appealed to millions of people around the world and made JEOPARDY! the outstanding show it is today.”

Additional Info:
• For a full bio click here: https://www.jeopardy.com/about/cast/alex-trebek
• A clip reel can be viewed or downloaded here: https://spe-garbopost.cimediacloud.com/r/liALcHr2hj7B
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Posted on: 2020-11-08 11:04:54   By: Anonymous
 
Prayers. Jeopardy also has always been my favorite TV game show and a great educational experience! Thank you Alex, Steven R Smith

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    Re: no subject
    Posted on: 2020-11-08 14:54:48   By: Anonymous
     
    Interesting that Trebek and Sean Connery should die within a couple weeks of one another. The SNL sketches of their characters playing Jeopardy are some of the best ever done.

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So Sorry
Posted on: 2020-11-08 11:49:53   By: Anonymous
 
This is so very sad, as with all terminal illnesses. He taught us all to get symptoms that last for a few weeks, investigated - do NOT wait - get to a doctor. He will be sorely missed. Prayers to his family and friends for strength during this most difficult time.

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Posted on: 2020-11-08 12:20:39   By: Anonymous
 
What a gentleman!

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    Posted on: 2020-11-08 12:51:48   By: Anonymous
     
    What is rigor mortis ?

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      Posted on: 2020-11-08 13:09:50   By: Anonymous
       
      What is known as a young man's "state of penis" whenever he spies a female Alex.

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        Posted on: 2020-11-08 16:39:38   By: Anonymous
         
        Who is Joe Biden...

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Posted on: 2020-11-08 13:31:42   By: Anonymous
 
What a great and knowledgeable guy Alex was. Dual citizenship of Canada and America. Alex had told Sean Hannity where he stated, “I’m a social liberal and a fiscal conservative.”
But please PineNuts, especially the ones on the left, don't get your panties soiled and in a knot, "Trebek has not said much about Trump. In 2016, Trebek commented that the primary race was “very disappointing on both sides” and again labeled himself as an independent."
I do believe he did not care for Trump's antics, and he didn't hate Hillary, he was too classy to say that, but as Hannity later said, despised was said off air.
Thank you Mr Trebek for all the great times.

RIP

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    Re: /\/\ What a great...
    Posted on: 2020-11-08 15:48:03   By: Anonymous
     
    Yes-RIP Alex Trebek.

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      Re: /\/\ What a great...
      Posted on: 2020-11-09 16:19:13   By: Anonymous
       
      What a class act he was. He earned the respect that he’s been given. RIP

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    Posted on: 2020-11-08 19:48:22   By: Anonymous
     
    FUK SEAN HANNITY!!

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      Posted on: 2020-11-09 07:09:58   By: Anonymous
       
      FUK JOE BIDEN INSTEAD !...

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        Posted on: 2020-11-09 16:20:35   By: Anonymous
         
        Kamala will do that to him. Just like she did Da Mayor.

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