Hollywood has actually lost among its greats.
Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek died at the age of 80 on Sunday, Nov. 8, after fighting pancreatic cancer for more than a year. The news was revealed on the video game program’s Twitter page on Sunday, Nov. 8. The post read, “Jeopardy! is distressed to share that Alex Trebek died in harmony in the house early today, surrounded by friends and family. Thank you, Alex.”
In a declaration to E! News, manufacturers stated Trebek’s last day in the studio was on Oct. 29, a bit more than a week prior to he passed away, which the last Jeopardy! episodes he hosted will air through Dec. 25. The declaration included, “The show is not announcing plans for a new host at this time.”
Executive Producer Mike Richards stated in a declaration, “This is a huge loss for the Jeopardy! personnel, team and all of Alex’s countless fans. He was a legend of the market that we were all fortunate to see night after night for 37 years. Working next to him for the previous year and a half as he heroically continued to host Jeopardy! was an unbelievable honor. His belief in the value of the program and his determination to press himself to carry out at the greatest level was the most motivating presentation of guts I have actually ever seen. His consistent desire to find out, his generosity, and his professionalism will be with everybody permanently.”