Alex Trebek’s Final ‘Jeopardy!’ Episode to Air on Christmas Day

Monday, 09 Nov, 2020

Longtime "Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek, 80, passed away in his home on Sunday morning following a battle with stage four pancreatic cancer".

KISS bassist Gene Simmons, also known as The Demon of the rock community, mourned the Canadian-American television personality, Alex Trebek, also known as the host of the 'Jeopardy! "I think we will think of his as a philanthropist who gave away a lot of money", film critic and host of CTV's "Pop Life" Richard Crouse said Sunday on CTV News Channel. "And with the love and support of my family and friends, and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival-rate statistics for this disease".

In 1973, he moved to the United States and worked for NBC as host of the game show The Wizard of Odds, going on to host a number of different series.

He continued on with his work, hosting Jeopardy! up until earlier in 2020 when the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis forced production to shut down. Universally beloved, you never really heard an unkind word about Trebek, who - of course - was lovingly sent up on "Saturday Night Live"'s Celebrity Jeopardy, with Will Ferrell having memorably played the part. Throughout that time, Alex was open and public about his battle with cancer.

In one of the latest updates during the summer of 2020, Trebek said that chemotherapy had been "paying off" and although he felt tired, he was looking forward to taping the show again.

Trebek will certainly be missed by many and rightfully so.

Susan rushes to defend the genre: "I think it's very fun".

Trebek is survived by Jean, his wife of more than 30 years, as well as three children.