Jeopardy Host Dies at Age 80

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Carly Byrum

The long-time Jeopardy host, Alex Trebek, has died at the age of eighty after battling pancreatic cancer since March of 2019. The announcement of his death has saddened millions of Americans who spent their weeknights watching the reliable show for the last 37 seasons. In March of 2020 Trebek made a one-year update video on his journey and informed his viewers on how he was doing and how hard and painful it’s been for him. He closed the video with expressing that he will not give up.   

Trebek hosted the show since 1984 and produced more than 8,000 episodes besides one in 1997 when he switched places with Pat Sajak on April fool’s day. The show has won 35 Emmy Awards along with Alex winning a lifetime achievement award in addition to six Emmys for outstanding game show hostThe show’s producers have confirmed that the episodes he continued to tape while ill would continue to air through December 25th.