Alex Trebek, the beloved host of Jeopardy’s game show! , died at the age of 80.
A “Jeopardy!” spokesman told TMZ: “Jeopardy is saddened to announce that Alex Trebek, surrounded by family and friends, died peacefully at home early this morning.”
On Sunday (November 8), the Canadian-American TV host died surrounded by friends and family at his house.
Back in March 2019, Trebek revealed that he was fighting stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Immediately after his diagnosis, he began chemotherapy but had made no plans to retire and kept hosting the game show.
“After suffering from cancer for a year, the star heartbreakingly revealed he suffered” huge attacks of great depression that made me wonder if it was even worth fighting on.
He said he realized, however, that giving up on life would be a betrayal to his wife, God, and other patients with cancer.
Alex pointed out that for the second year, the chances of surviving pancreatic cancer were just 7 percent, but said he hoped he would still be able to mark the landmark.
Regrettably, he took a turn for the worse however.
In May 2019, he revealed that his tumors had shrunk by more than 50 percent, but his numbers deteriorated and a few months later he began another round of chemotherapy.
As well as continuing to host Jeopardy’s 37th season! Earlier this year, he also filmed the ‘Greatest of All Time’ tournament on prime-time TV.
This star has been signed to host Jeopardy! Until 2022 through.
“He joked: “I have to say the truth! Because I have to host ‘Jeopardy!’ for another three years under the terms of my contract!