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Alex Trebek Has Passed Away

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 09: "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek speaks as he is inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the NAB Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner at the Encore Las Vegas on April 9, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NAB Show, the trade show of the National Association of Broadcasters and the world's largest electronic media show, runs through April 12 and features more than 1,700 exhibitors and 102,000 attendees. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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


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