Alex Trebek Long-Running ‘Jeopardy!’ Host Dead at 80

Alex Trebek Long-Running 'Jeopardy!' Host Dead at 80

Alex Trebek Long-Running ‘Jeopardy!’ Host, Dead at 80!

“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek lost his battle to cancer this morning. Read on for more details on Jeopardy host Alex Trebek dead… has learned that “Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” said a statement shared on the show’s Twitter account Sunday.

The ‘Jeopardy’ social media accounts also wrote:

Thank you, Alex.

It’s the end of an era without Alex Trebek.

Back in March 2019, Trebek announced that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, triggering an outpouring of support and well wishes at the time.

Over 37 seasons, Trebek hosted more than 8,200 episodes of “Jeopardy!,” the most by a presenter of any single TV game show, according to a statement from Sony Pictures.

But despite the 35 years, he spent on “Jeopardy!,” the syndicated quiz show where answers are presented in the form of a question, Trebek wasn’t exactly an overnight success, reports CNN who posted the news first.

Mr. Trebek came into our home every night at 7 PM. It is going to feel empty without him.

God Bless you Alex Trebek, RIP.

Trebek is survived by his wife, Jean, who he married in 1990, and their two children, Emily and Matthew.