Jeopardy Host Alex Trebek Passed Away At 80

Jeopardy Host Alex Trebek Passed Away At 80 | Society Of Rock Videos

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TV personality Alex Trebek has passed away at 80 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. It was in March 2019 when he revealed his stage 4 diagnosis. The news was confirmed by the official Twitter account of Jeopardy! which posted a photo of the game show host along with the caption, “Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex.”

Best known for hosting Jeopardy! for over three decades, he’s been in more than 8,000 episodes. But his success didn’t come easy.

Born on July 22, 1940 in Ontario, Canada, he studied philosophy first before becoming a journalist and then working as a reporter for the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation). In the mid-60s, he traded journalism for game shows – hosting “Reach for the Top” and “Jackpot”. He moved to the US in the ’70s and had a series of hosting gigs but it was in 1984 when he got his big break in a “Jeopardy!” revival.

He told The Hollywood Reporter in 2014, “I’m just enjoying what I’m doing, I’m happy to have a job. I like the show, I like the contestants and it pays well.”

Alex Trebek is survived by his wife Jean, and his three children.

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