We’ll take bawling for $500, Alex.
Jeopardy! went back to TELEVISION on Monday, Nov. 9, after the video game program exposed that its extensively admired host Alex Trebek passed away on Sunday at age 80. He had actually been fighting pancreatic cancer for a year.
To commemorate the trivia whiz, executive manufacturer Mike Richards offered an unique message ahead of the program. He presented himself and described, “Over the weekend, we lost our beloved host Alex Trebek. This is an enormous loss for our staff, crew, for his family, for his millions of fans.”
Richards continued, “He loved this show and everything it stood for… He will forever be an inspiration for his constant desire to learn, his kindness and for his love of his family.”
He stated that Trebek taped his last episodes less than 2 weeks earlier. The reveal will air the staying 35 episodes as they were shot, “in his honor,” according to the program’s Instagram. “That’s what he wanted,” the manufacturer stated. “On behalf of everybody here at Jeopardy, thank you for whatever Alex.”