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Alex Trebek (Photo: Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock.com)


Alex Trebek, the beloved, long-time host of Jeopardy! has died from pancreatic cancer, aged 80.

The sad news was announced on the game show’s Twitter page earlier today:

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

Trebek who revealed his diagnosis with stage 4 pancreatic cancer last year, managed to work on the show until the end of October, 2020 – just over a week before his death.

Today, celebrities are remembering the man who appeared on their screens every night for more than three decades:

Ryan Seacrest describes Trebek as a huge influence on his career:

George Takei thanked Trebek for bringing so much knowledge and fun into the world:

Ryan Reynolds is remembering how Trebek took part in a film project for him, while battling cancer:

Viola Davis is remembering him as a gentleman:

James Holzhauer who shot to fame after his 32 week winning streak on the game show says he was “so much more than a host”:

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is thanking him for entertaining the world through trivia:

Padma Lakshmi describes how he made her feel “valuable”:

Jimmy Fallon shared a great throwback pic while remembering him as the “best in the business”:

Actress Rosie Perez recalled her time with him on the set of White Men Can’t Jump:

And even NASA had kind words to say about him:

(Feature Image Credit: Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock.com)

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