The host of ‘Jeopardy’, Alex Trebek has passed on.
Multiple reports say he died at the age of 80 following a battle with stage four pancreatic cancer.
“Words can’t even describe what a tremendous loss this is for our Jeopardy! family,” Steve LoCascio, President of CBS Television Distribution, told ET in a statement.
“Not only was Alex a television icon, but he was one of the most genuine, kind, caring people you could ever know. The way he openly and bravely battled cancer, while continuing to host the show, was a true inspiration. He has brought joy to the millions of fans – including generations of families — who have welcomed Alex into their living room each night. Our hearts go out to Alex’s wife and children. We have truly lost a legend.”
The deceased announced his cancer diagnosis in 2019.
Alex Trebek left behind his wife, Jean, whom he married in 1990, and their three (3) children.
Rest in peace Alex!