Longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, adored by generations of trivia mavens who instinctively shout out questions to answers, died on Sunday following his battle with cancer.
The official “Jeopardy!” Twitter account confirmed the news. He was 80.
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
In March 2020, the Jeopardy! Show host, Alex Trebek, confirmed that he had been diagnosed with stage-4 Pancreatic Cancer. The fans have showered him with endless love ever since. Be it tweets or fan-posts; his well-wishers do not seem to get enough of him.
It was a heart-warming moment when a Jeopardy! A contestant named Dhruv Gaur wrote a heart-melting message dedicated to Alex saying, “We love you, Alex.” We immediately saw #WeLoveYouAlex trending on Twitter; with people sending the iconic host uplifting messages, he felt overwhelmed.
Alex has undergone chemotherapy for his treatment. But he is back after five months of his diagnosis, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Although the disease has made him weak physically, it doesn’t seem to diminish his mental strength. Stronger than ever, he has begun shooting for the 36th season of his game show.
In a chat with ABC’s Michael Strahan, Trebek’s wife, Jean confesses how helpless she feels watching her husband suffer and not being able to do much about it.
As per the reports of WedMD, the popular game show host regrets not paying heed to his stomach-ache earlier. He has, therefore, joined hands with the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition. The aim is to familiarize the world with the symptoms of this malady and help people fight it. He requests people to join the force and bring awareness on a global level.
People have watched Trebek host Jeopardy! For a long time now. Fans root for him. As long as one has the kind of support he has, they should not have any regrets; be satisfied to have lived a “full’ life.