Jeopardy! simply bid a last goodbye to late host Alex Trebek, who passed away at age 80 following a year-long fight with pancreatic cancer in November 2020.
On Jan. 8, the authorities Youtube channel for the video game program published a homage video of a few of Trebek’s funniest and most heartfelt minutes, set to the tune of Peter Allen‘s “Once Before I Go.” The video consists of clips from numerous years of Trebek’s time on the program, which he initially started hosting in 1984.
“Simply the best,” the video’s caption checks out. “Thank you, Alex.”
Trebek’s last program airs on Jan. 8. Jeopardy! winner Ken Jennings will take control of the program as interim host, followed by other visitors host prior to a main choice is made.
“Just to be frank,” Jennings informed E!’s Scott Tweedie of his function, “no one desires me there. I do not desire me there. We all wish to see Alex there for 100 years in an ideal world and, you understand, I actually simply wished to do the very best I might so as not to let him down and Jeopardy! audiences down, so I felt a great deal of pressure.”