Celebrities & Contestants React to the Death of Alex Trebek

Monday, 09 Nov, 2020

"I have lived a good life, a full life and I'm nearing the end of that life", he said to USA Today. Trebek said in a video statement that his prognosis was grim but that he would fight the disease as aggressively as he could and that would continue to host Jeopardy! for as long as possible.

Check out some of the responses inside...

The Ottawa Senators are mourning the loss of Canadian icon and longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek, who passed away from pancreatic cancer Sunday at the age of 80.

The "Jeopardy!" quiz TV show sees contestants given general knowledge clues before being tasked to come up with their response in a form of question. He shared his diagnosis with the world in March 2019, then gave an update one year later, saying he was happy to have reached the one-year milestone.

A native of Sudbury, Ontario, Trebek grew up a Detroit Red Wings fan because of Gordie Howe until switching allegiances to the Montreal Canadiens after Howe retired.

"So, it's a pretty special moment man. Thank you very much", Thakur added.

Thakur was asked by Trebek if any family members were cheering for him back home. The show host immediately got into chemotherapy after being diagnosed but did not have plans on removing himself from his duties as the face of 'Jeopardy!'. "His constant desire to learn, his kindness, and his professionalism will be with all of us forever", said Mike Richards, JEOPARDY!

"You know, here's a true story", Thakur responded.