The Sudbury-born Trebek hosted Jeopardy! for 36 years.
Alex Trebek, the beloved Canadian icon who hosted Jeopardy! for 36 years, has passed away.
He was 80 years-old.
Trebek had been fighting pancreatic cancer for sometime.
The Jeopardy! Twitter account shared the sad news:
“Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex.”
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
People have been sharing clips of Trebek following news of his passing:
There may not be a better clip than this one that sums up Alex Trebek’s impact pic.twitter.com/QnMjwOYyK9
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) November 8, 2020
rip to a canadian treasure, alex trebek ❤️ thank you for teaching those of us that doubt ourselves, we are smart, and its exciting to learn, even the weirdest bits of information :') pic.twitter.com/FbNM1WUni3
— blade | you changed me, dean (@butchersdean) November 8, 2020
Rip to a Canadian legend. Glad to have had the experience to watch jeopardy and have him gracing the program with his Witt, intelligence and class. #riptrebek #canadianlegend #ripalextrebek #ripalex pic.twitter.com/D2EsTUf5Rl
— ✨ (@EverEvolvin) November 8, 2020
Trebek will be fondly remembered by millions of Canadians, and many more millions around the world.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
RIP to a Canadian Icon.
Photo – Twitter