Multiple news agencies have now reported that beloved Jeopardy game show host Alex Trebek has passed away at the age of 80. Trebek has hosted the show since 1984.
The show posted a message that stated “Jeopardy is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends.”
Trebek announced in March 2019 that we was battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer and was on chemo. He continued to host the show while battling the disease. His last date taping episodes was on October 29th and shows featuring Trebek will be shown through Christmas Day.
Trebek started his career in his native Canada in 1961 and was introduced to US viewers in 1973 on the NBC show “Wizard of Odds”
Trebek has won 6 daytime Emmy awards and has been named an officer of the Order of Canada.
He is survived by his wife and 2 children