Fans, friends, and all of Hollywood are mourning the death of Alex Trebek. the Danger! host died Sunday of pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old.
“Words cannot even describe the tremendous loss this entails for our Danger! “Steve LoCascio, president of CBS Television Distribution, said in a statement to ET.” Alex was not only a television icon, but he was one of the most genuine, kind and caring people you will ever meet. The way she openly and courageously fought cancer, while continuing to host the show, was truly an inspiration. It has brought joy to the millions of fans, including generations of families, who have welcomed Alex into their living room every night. Our hearts go out to Alex’s wife and children. We really have lost a legend. “
“I am very sorry to hear the news about Alex Trebek,” wrote William Shatner on Twitter. “Condolences to his family.”
I’m very sorry to hear the news about Alex Trebek. Condolences to his family. 😞
– William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) November 8, 2020
“The answer is … THANK YOU! Alex Trebek,” shared Jamie Lee Curtis in his own post. “You were grace, guts, humor and deep love.”
The answer is … THANK YOU! Alex Trebek. You were grace, guts, humor, and deep love.
– Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) November 8, 2020
See more reactions below:
What is: one of the most beloved TV presenters of my life? #AlexTrebek I bless you for fostering a love of learning, your constant spirit of excellence, and for generously sharing your life with us for over 30 years. I will always be your fan. pic.twitter.com/OBbdEP3cXD
– Courtney B. Vance (@CourtneyBVance) November 8, 2020
I didn’t always look #Danger but when i did, #AlexTrebek It was a constant reminder that knowledge, wit, and elegance are a pretty sexy combination. Much love to the family and friends of one of #Canada favorite children. pic.twitter.com/hNTOvKklzN
– Eric McCormack (@EricMcCormack) November 8, 2020
Curse. 😞 Rest in love, Alex Trebek. ❤️❤️❤️❤️⛅️
– Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) November 8, 2020
I am very sad that Alex Trebek passed away. Growing up, it made me feel like my nerdy character was valuable and I loved learning by watching Jeopardy. It was our family’s evening pleasure. https://t.co/MQLfQz6Fa1
– Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) November 8, 2020
We have lost an icon. Almost every night for more than three decades, Alex Trebek entertained and educated millions of people around the world, instilling in many of us a love of trivia. My condolences to his family, friends, and all who are mourning this tremendous loss. pic.twitter.com/XoobAfJwBv
– Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 8, 2020
Alex Trebek was kind enough to film a cameo for our movie Free Guy last year despite his battle. He was friendly and fun. In addition to being curious, unconditional, generous, reassuring and of course, Canadian. We love you, Alex. And always will be.
– Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 8, 2020
He was obsessed with Jeopardy when he was a nerdy kid growing up in Ohio. I have loved and revered Alex Trebek for as long as I can remember. What an iconic race. RIP Alex Trebek.
– John Legend (@johnlegend) November 8, 2020
What sad news about Alex Trebek. He was an immense talent and a class act. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
– Meredith Vieira (@meredithvieira) November 8, 2020
– Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) November 8, 2020
Rest in peace, Alex Trebek. Sending all my love, thoughts and prayers. ❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/MaOtcgvwYb
– Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) November 8, 2020
RIP Alex Trebek. A true, true knight and a brave hero. Let flights of angels sing to your rest pic.twitter.com/autbyxnlcs
– Viola Davis (@violadavis) November 8, 2020
My heart is heavy to hear of Alex Trebek’s passing. The soundtrack of my life was hearing his voice every night at 7 pm. There will never be a host like him again. May God bless him and his family. And may his legacy live forever. (Insert final Jeopardy music here). pic.twitter.com/Qz61Bkamet
– Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) November 8, 2020
RIP to a great giver of joy and knowledge. https://t.co/NsB6ejrBHQ
– Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) November 8, 2020
This beloved game show host had all the answers before we asked the questions. ♥ ️
– Phil Rosenthal (@PhilRosenthal) November 8, 2020
Couldn’t we have a good weekend? A gracious gentleman whose excellence was so constant that it was easy to take it for granted. Rest well, Mr. Trebek. https://t.co/Zq7RN6kSKk
– Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) November 8, 2020
Alex Trebek hosted Jeopardy for 36 years. What an incredible career and what a remarkable life. I am sending love to his family and fans.
– Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 8, 2020
Alex Trebek was like a family member I saw every night. I remember going on set to watch him record a show before starting my television career. He was a huge influence and one of a kind. Rest in peace, Alex. https://t.co/B9wq95uRg4
– Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) November 8, 2020
– Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) November 8, 2020
– Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) November 8, 2020
This year MF. With a broken heart. – Alex Trebek dies at age 80 after battling pancreatic cancer https://t.co/tIU0rUbjDJ
– Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 8, 2020
It makes me very sad to hear that Alex Trebek has died. It was an honor to share dinner time with him. He fought valiantly in his battle with cancer.
– David Muir (@DavidMuir) November 8, 2020
My heart breaks for the Trebek family upon hearing this heartbreaking news. Alex Trebek was a legend. There was no one like him. Kind, smart, talented, good. The sky became brighter and here on earth we mourn it. #alextrebek#RIPhttps://t.co/P4bWE9K7ok
– Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) November 8, 2020
Devastating news. Alex Trebek has been a staple in my house for as long as I can remember. Some of my favorite memories as a child were watching Jeopardy with my family. Ashley knows that 7pm is Jeopardy time. This is very sad. My thoughts are with his family today. #RIPAlexTrebekhttps://t.co/LUjvPVJiYr
– Jared Haibon (@haibon_jared) November 8, 2020
Very sad. Thinking of the Trebek family and all their loved ones. https://t.co/CGwQydOS1Z
– Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) November 8, 2020
Sad news. Alex Trebek, the longtime ‘Jeopardy’ host, has died. https://t.co/8u0xh9Q85h
– Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 8, 2020
RIP Alex Trebek, 80 years old.
Hosted over 8000 episodes of Jeopardy for 36 years.
He received 31 Daytime Emmy nominations, winning 7 times.
He was the greatest Q&A host in television history, and a charming, humble, and elegant gentleman loved by his fans. Sad news. pic.twitter.com/KQzJRsUqwy
– Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 8, 2020
Alex Trebek, you brought us so much knowledge, both important and fun, through the years. Your final battle with cancer was heroic, and we are heartbroken that it has taken you away from us. I’ll take “Great TV Characters of Our Time” for $ 800. Heaven has all the answers now.
– George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 8, 2020
The world was unmistakably better with Alex Trebek in it. Rest in peace to the icon. 😔😔 https://t.co/4yJg55dgL9
– Omar Jimenez (@OmarJimenez) November 8, 2020
RIP Alex Trebek. Jeopardy has been a home favorite for most of my life. It’s sad to see you go, but I’m glad you’re at peace now. pic.twitter.com/vWpurzcsw4
– Bryan Greenberg (@bryangreenberg) November 8, 2020
The greatest host of one of the greatest shows of all time who sadly passed away after a long battle with cancer.
…… Who was Alex Trebek?
RIP Mr. Trebek. Thanks for always being there at the end of the day to distract me from things.
– Armie Hammer (@armiehammer) November 8, 2020
Danger! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at his home this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thanks Alex. pic.twitter.com/Yk2a90CHIM
– Danger! (@Danger) November 8, 2020
For more on Trebek’s life and legacy, watch the video below.