Longtime American TV quiz show Jeopardy, host Alex Trebek died at the age of 80.
The Canadian-American media personality who hosted Jeopardy! since 1984 and has received numerous awards and honors for his work, had announced that he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in March 2019.
The danger! A Twitter account, however, said on Sunday, November 8 that he “passed away peacefully at home” surrounded by family and friends.
The producer of Jeopardy, Sony Pictures paid tribute to the “legend” and wrote in a statement;
Trebek, who made the TV show an audience success, presented over 8,200 episodes of the popular quiz show, making him one of the best-known people on TV in the United States and Canada. .
In 2014, he set a Guinness World Record for “most game show episodes hosted by the same presenter”. Trebek won six Emmy Awards during the day and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2011.
Trebek is survived by his wife, Jean, whom he married in 1990, and his three children.