Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek dead at 80

02:14 PM | 9 Nov, 2020
Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek dead at 80

Alex Trebek, the beloved and legendary host of game show Jeopardy! died from pancreatic cancer Sunday. 

He was 80 years old and had been hosting Jeopardy! since 1984.

The show took to Twitter to release a statement, saying: “Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex.”

He was surrounded by close family members and friends at the time of his death.

Trebek announced the news of battling stage-four pancreatic cancer in March 2019. 

The seven-time Emmy award winner, was contracted to continue hosting until 2022 and presented it while he was receiving treatment. 

The longtime host is survived by his wife, Jean Currivan, and children, Matthew and Emily.

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