WWE Remembers ‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek After His Passing
Legendary ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek passed away peacefully today at the age of 80 inside his home.
Alex Trebek served as a special guest correspondent at WrestleMania 7 in 1991. Trebek taped Jeopardy! episodes the entire way up to his death. October 29 was his last day filming any episodes. According to TMZ, new episodes will continue to run on TV through Christmas this of this year. Trebek has hosted the show since 1984. He announced March of last year that he was battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer, but refused to step down as host of the show.
WWE released the following:
WWE is saddened to learn that Alex Trebek has passed away at the age of 80.
The game show legend became an icon as he hosted “Jeopardy!” for 36 years, and he traversed the WWE Universe in the process, playing a prominent role at WrestleMania VII. Trebek served as a backstage interviewer and was the guest ring announcer for the WWE Championship clash between Hulk Hogan and Sgt. Slaughter.
A seven-time Emmy winner for Outstanding Game Show Host, Trebek hosted several other shows, including “The Wizard of Odds,” “Double Dare,” and more.
WWE extends is condolences to Trebek’s family, friends, and fans.
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