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Alex Trebek Dies After Cancer Fight

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Jeopardy Host Alex Trebek died today at 80. The show announced his death on Twitter, "Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends."

Trebek hosted the show for 36 years. Back in March of 2019, the beloved host announced he'd been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

He continued to host the program while undergoing treatment for the disease.

Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings said, "Alex wasn’t just the best ever at what he did. He was also a lovely and deeply decent man, and I’m grateful for every minute I got to spend with him."

Trebek kept working through the end of October and his last episodes of the program will air in late December. 

 

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