Well respected game show host Alex Trebek died Sunday from advanced pancreatic cancer.
The Canadian-born 30 year host of the popular game show, “Jeopardy,” first revealed his affiliation to the public in a video posted March 6, 2019.
Mr. Teebek was 80 at the time of his death. The show wrote in a statement about his death, ““Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex,”
Upon his public admission of his illness the game show host said, “I’m going to fight this and I’m going to keep working and with the love and support from my family and friends and with the help of your prayers. I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease. 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 will win. We will get it done.”
To his credit Mr. Trevbek showed up for the 2020-21 season of the game contest where he first appeared as host in 1984.
Trebek has won five Daytime Emmy Awards for hosting “Jeopardy!” and in 2011, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored him with the Lifetime Achievement Award.