Jeopardy Host Alex Trebek passes away after a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer

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The beloved Game Show Host, Alex Trebek has passed away after a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer, he was 80 years old. Since Jeopardy’s 1984 debut in syndication, he has become a beloved icon.

Trebek revealed in March 2019 that he had been diagnosed with Stage Four pancreatic cancer. “I have lived a good life, a full life and I’m nearing the end of that life,” he told USA Today in October. Sony has confirmed that “Jeopardy!” episodes hosted by Trebek will air through Dec. 25, and his last day in the studio was Oct. 29. “Jeopardy!” is not announcing plans for a new host at this time.

Our thoughts and heart are with Trebek’s Family and Friends, for more on this heartbreaking development, Variety has the exclusive story.

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