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Alex Trebek Passes Away After Long Battle With Cancer

The beloved host of iconic gameshow “Jeopardy!” Alex Trebek has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 80.

The official “Jeopardy!” Twitter account announced the news on Sunday morning, writing:

Trebek had been battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer since announcing the news back in March 2019.

He introduced himself to U.S. audiences in 1973 when he hosted a new NBC show called “The Wizard of Odds.” That would lead to work on a variety of game shows … including “High Rollers” with his trademark curly hair and classic ‘stache and a brief fill-in stint for Chuck Woolery on “Wheel of Fortune.”

Then, when the “Jeopardy!” gig — a revival of the old show — came up, Alex got the call.

Trebek was a winner of 6 Daytime Emmy Awards for outstanding game show host and set a Guinness World record in June 2014 for most episodes (6,829) of a game show hosted.


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