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.”
“The answer is … THANK YOU! Alex Trebek,” shared Jamie Lee Curtis in his own post. “You were grace, guts, humor and deep love.”
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