Alex Trebek, host of the show “Jeopardy!” He died at home early Sunday morning accompanied by family and friends.
Trebek died at the age of 80, after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years, the Sony studio, the producer of “Jeopardy!”, Reported in a statement.
“Jeopardy!” is a quiz show that enlivened the homes of millions of people in the United States for decades.
Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex. pic.twitter.com/Yk2a90CHIM
– Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) November 8, 2020
The presenter brought the quiz show to life for over 30 years. He was a master of the format, engaging in friendly banter with contestants, and seemed genuinely pleased when they answered correctly.
The news about the disease that plagued him for two years was released last year. When he made it public, pancreatic cancer was in an advanced state, but it did not limit him from continuing to lead the program.
Alex Trebek lived 47 years in the United States
Trebek was born in Ontario, Canada, where he began his game show career. The first was “Reach for the Top,” which had him prepare and qualify for the position once in America.
He moved to the United States in 1973, but became a US citizen in 1998.
He appeared in “The Wizard of Odds,” “Classic Concentration,” “To Tell the Truth,” “High Rollers,” “The $ 128,000 Question,” and “Double Dare.”
His career earned him seven Emmy Awards. He will always be remembered for the grace he showed when asking the questions of the famous show since 1984.
Development by La Noticia with information from AP.