Sad information at present – the good Alex Trebek, “Jeopardy”‘s long-time host has handed away after a protracted, brave battle with pancreatic most cancers. He was eighty years previous. The information was damaged by the official “Jeopardy” Twitter account:
Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek handed away peacefully at house early this morning, surrounded by family and pals. Thank you, Alex. pic.twitter.com/Yk2a90CHIM
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) November 8, 2020
This one hurts. Trebek was an icon, having hosted “Jeopardy” for thirty-five years. Universally beloved, you by no means actually heard an unkind phrase about Trebek, who – in fact – was lovingly despatched up on “Saturday Night Live”‘s Celebrity Jeopardy, with Will Ferrell having memorably performed the part. When Ferrell retired from SNL, Trebek himself confirmed as much as give him a send-off.
Of course, we have all identified for a while that Trebek was combating pancreatic most cancers, however even still, he continued to host “Jeopardy” and was an inspiring determine to all these stricken with an sickness. His battle with the lethal illness had its ups and downs, and Trebek by no means shied away from that truth. His public announcement of his sickness was particularly transferring:
A Message from Alex Trebek: pic.twitter.com/LbxcIyeTCF
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) March 6, 2019
Trebek was a class-act via and thru, and can be missed.
UPDATE: It appears to be like like Trebek, before he handed, managed to movie a cameo (as himself)) for fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds’s upcoming movie FREE GUY. He shared his condolences on Twitter shortly after his passing, as did many different well-known faces.
Alex Trebek was variety abundant to movie a cameo for our movie Free Guy last yr regardless of his battle. He was gracious and humorous. In addition to being curious, stalwart, beneficiant, reassuring and naturally, Canadian. We love you, Alex. And at all times will.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 8, 2020
RIP Alex Trebek. Thank you for a lifetime of entertainment and information. https://t.co/Ui1Fi0OCqU
— Jay Baruchel ???????? (@BaruchelNDG) November 8, 2020
This is gorgeous…
RIP Alex Trebek https://t.co/4nUGBUQGSj
— Ralph Macchio (@ralphmacchio) November 8, 2020