Alex Trebek, the beloved host of Jeopardy!, has passed away. He was 80 years old.
2020 has been relentless. Trebek had long been battling pancreatic cancer, which he succumbed to the disease early this morning (Nov. 8), per TMZ.
We have lost an icon. Almost every night for more than three decades, Alex Trebek entertained and educated millions around the world, instilling in so many of us a love for trivia. My deepest condolences to his family, friends, and all who are mourning this tremendous loss. pic.twitter.com/XoobAfJwBv— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 8, 2020
I have many treasured Alex Trebek moments. I think this is my favorite one, though. pic.twitter.com/XPkGMzYTZc— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) November 8, 2020
When a contestant made Alex Trebek choke up pic.twitter.com/Idhzq8xQN6— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) November 8, 2020
I’m so saddened that Alex Trebek has passed. Growing up, he made me feel like my nerdiness was valuable and I loved learning from watching jeopardy. It was our family’s nightly pleasure. https://t.co/MQLfQz6Fa1— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) November 8, 2020
I am truly bereft at the loss of Alex Trebek. He seemed like such a good soul. May he Rest In Peace.— roxane gay (@rgay) November 8, 2020
Alex Trebek is a staple in West Indian immigrant households.— Jessica Fyre💫✨ (@TheJessieWoo) November 8, 2020
Jeopardy is where many of our grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins gained everyday knowledge.
This is a sad day. pic.twitter.com/3vHvPKetxQ
My heart is heavy hearing of Alex Trebek’s passing. The soundtrack of my life was hearing his voice every night at 7pm. There will never be a host quite like him ever again. God bless him and his family. And may his legacy forever live on. (Insert final Jeopardy music here.) pic.twitter.com/Qz61Bkamet— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) November 8, 2020