Alex Trebek, host of ‘Jeopardy!,’ dies after battle with pancreatic cancer

Alex Trebec

By Chris Jancelewicz

Global News

November 8, 2020

Alex Trebek, the host of syndicated game show Jeopardy! since 1984, passed away from pancreatic cancer Sunday. He was 80 years old.

The official Twitter account of Jeopardy!’posted Sunday afternoon announcing the news, saying Trebek was surrounded by friends and family when he passed away.

Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex.

— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) November 8, 2020

The Canadian-born host revealed he was suffering from Stage 4 pancreatic cancer in a video posted to the show’s official social media channels on March 6, 2019.

“Now, just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer,” he said. “Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working.

“And with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers, also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease,” he said.

He then joked that he has to keep working due to contractual obligations.

“Truth told, I have to! Because under the terms of my contract, I have to host Jeopardy! for three more years! So help me. Keep the faith and we’ll win. We’ll get it done.”

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  1. Have not ever been a regular watcher but saw enough to understand that Mr. Trebek has been a very special human being . He will be missed by millions .

    I salute him !



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