Jeopardy host Alex Trebek died on Sunday, November 8, after a protracted battle with pancreatic most cancers. He was 80.
“Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek handed away peacefully at dwelling early this morning, surrounded by household and mates. Thanks, Alex,” the sport present’s official account tweeted on Sunday.
Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek handed away peacefully at dwelling early this morning, surrounded by household and mates. Thanks, Alex. pic.twitter.com/Yk2a90CHIM
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) November 8, 2020
The longtime tv character, who started his stint on the sport present in 1984, publicly revealed in March 2019 that he suffered from stage IV pancreatic cancer.
“Similar to 50,000 different individuals in the USA annually, this week I used to be identified with stage IV pancreatic most cancers,” he introduced in a YouTube video on March 6. “Now, usually the prognosis for this isn’t very encouraging, however I’m gonna battle this and I’m gonna preserve working and with the love and assist of my household and mates and with the assistance of your prayers additionally, I plan to beat the low survival price statistics for this illness.”
The ABC collection thanked its fanbase for their support two days after Trebek’s announcement. “The outpouring of excellent needs and assist in response to Alex’s latest well being information has been humbling and overwhelming,” the tweet learn. “Please know that your messages are being conveyed to him and are deeply appreciated. From everybody at Jeopardy! – thanks.”
Practically two months later, the Canada native informed Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts that he was doing his best to stay strong, regardless of his setbacks, which additionally included kidney stones and ruptured discs.
“I’m used to coping with ache,” he mentioned within the interview, which aired on Could 1, earlier than admitting that it hasn’t been straightforward to stay optimistic. “However what I’m not used to coping with is the surges that come on immediately of deep, deep unhappiness and it brings tears to my eye. I’ve found on this entire episode, girls and gents, that I’m a little bit of a wuss.”
Trebek is survived by his spouse, Jean Currivan, and their two youngsters, Matthew, 30, and Emily, 27.