Jeopardy! Fans Petition to Get Studio Stage Dedicated to Late Host Alex Trebek

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Jeopardy! fans are petitioning to get the show's iconic stage dedicated to its late longtime host Alex Trebek.

Trebek, who hosted the popular game show for more than three decades, died in November at the age of 80 following a battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

The petition, addressed from fan Sammy Maggio to Sony Pictures Studios, Jeopardy Productions Inc., CBS Media Ventures and Sony Pictures Television Studios, had garnered more than 850 signatures as of Friday afternoon.

"He inspired millions of his fans ever since he started hosting the syndicated version of 'Jeopardy!' in 1984," the description on the Change.org petition reads.

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"To have Alex remembered forever I hereby write this petition to Sony Pictures Studios, Jeopardy Productions Inc., CBS Media Ventures and Sony Pictures Television Studios to dedicate Stage 10 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California in loving memory of Alex Trebek, for example, The Alex Trebek Memorial Stage at Sony Pictures Studios," it later continues.

"He was seen by millions of fans over 37 years and his legacy will live on forever. Godspeed, Alex Trebek. We love you, then, now and forever. Having Stage 10 dedicated to him would be the ultimate posthumous honor," the petition concludes.

A rep for Jeopardy!/Sony did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

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Trebek's final episode as the Jeopardy! host, which he filmed in October, aired last week. Ken Jennings, a consulting producer and one of the show's "Greatest of All Time," took over as the first guest host on Jan. 11.

Jeopardy! executive producer Mike Richards will guest host for two weeks following Jennings' run, after which Katie Couric, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, actress Mayim Bialik and journalist Bill Whitaker will all try their hand at the hosting gig.

During each guest host's week on the show, a donation will be made to a charity of their choice equal to the amount of the contestants' cumulative winnings that week, Richards announced earlier this week.

"Alex was a legend, revered by all of us," he said in a statement. "I want to thank our guest hosts, who will not only help all of us celebrate his great legacy, but also bring their own touch to the show."