Alex Trebek, the longtime host of TV trivia show Jeopardy!, has died at the age of 80. The show’s Twitter account confirmed the news of his death. It noted that he died at his home surrounded by family and friends.
Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex. pic.twitter.com/Yk2a90CHIM
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— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) November 8, 2020
Trebek announced in March 2019 that he was battling stage IV pancreatic cancer. He returned to hosting the show in August of that year. This past July, Trebek announced that he was undergoing experimental treatments for the cancer, but would stop seeking treatment if that failed.
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