Alex Trebek: A “Jeopardy” icon


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Jeopardy host Alex Trebek put his heart and soul into his work and will be missed

Mr. Alex Trebek, who passed Sunday Nov. 8, 2020, we all know him as the witty host of the popular game show “Jeopardy.” He has hosted the show for many years seeing countless contestants put their brain IQ to the test.

According to an article by The New York Times, “Mr. Trebek had announced in a video on March 6, 2019, that he had received a diagnosis of Stage 4 pancreatic cancer that week. He said that like many others with the disease, he had no symptoms until it had spread throughout his body. He delivered the news from the show’s set, wearing, as usual, a bandbox-fresh suit and tie as he spoke straight to the camera without sentiment or histrionics.”

As he continued to host the show it seems he never missed a beat continuing to bring a cheerful and professional presence among himself as well as :Jeopardy” fans.

Executive Producer Mike Richards expressed a thoughtful tribute with the passing of Alex Trebek. “He loved this show and everything it stood for. In fact, he filmed his final episodes less than two weeks ago,” Richards said. “He will forever be an inspiration for his constant desire to learn, his kindness and for his love of his family.”

From the beginning of “Jeopardy” you can see his immense dedication and love for the show hosting for multiple years the show will air his last 35 episodes through Christmas Day.

One fan particularly moved by the news of Trebek’s passing shared this post on his social media, Twitter user “You know here is a true story I grew up I learned English because of you and so my grandfather who raised me im gonna get tears right now I used to sit on his lap and watch you everyday so it’s a pretty special moment for me man thankyou very much,” said Burt Thakur.

His presence has left many impressions on people’s hearts whether a contestant on the show or a fan from home watching him on the television the world is mourning the loss of the late “Jeopardy” host and he will be missed even here in the panhandle students are remembering the great host.

“He gave me my connection to my grandpa. We used to watch it every night together. Alex was so smart and I always wanted to be like him, he was like a mentor, dad, friend all in one,” said junior pre-medicine biology, major Aubrey Mead.


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