Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, 80, dies

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  • Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek died on Sunday at the age of 80.
  • The TV personality revealed that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2019.
  • Alex won five Daytime Emmy Awards for outstanding game show host.


Long-running Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek died on Sunday after revealing a pancreatic cancer diagnosis in March 2019. He was 80.

The celebrated TV personality hosted the show for more than 30 years. 

The official Jeopardy! Twitter account announced the news on Sunday, writing: "'Jeopardy!' is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends."

According to Variety, Sony confirmed that Jeopardy! episodes hosted by Alex will air through 25 December, and his last day in the studio was 29 October.

Alex won five Daytime Emmy Awards for outstanding game show host and held the Guinness World Record for the most game show episodes hosted by the same presenter. 

Compiled by Graye Morkel

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