Alex Trebek Dies: Longtime Host of ‘Jeopardy!’ was 80

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Bruce Haring on November 8, 2020. 

Alex Trebek, the longtime host of television quiz show Jeopardy! who inspired millions with his brave public battle against pancreatic cancer, has died. He was 80 and died at home, according to a spokesperson.

Trebek had stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and went public about his condition in March 2019, updating fans on his condition via social media and frequent interviews.

Trebek became host of Jeopardy! upon its revival in 1984. He was under contract until 2022, and pressed on with tapings and media appearances throughout his illness, saying the interactions with the show and his fans were helping him cope. …

Deadline Hollywood 11/8

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