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November 10, 2020

Jeopardy posted this on Twitter the morning of November 8:

Jeopardy is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex.

Trebek had hosted Jeopardy since 1984 and died of Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  He was 80.  His pre-recorded shows will continue to air until December 25 -- amazing that he could work right up to the very end.  There is no word of who will take his place, but Ken Jennings ("Greatest of All Time" champion) recently joined the Jeopardy team and I'm wondering if they had this in mind when they asked him.  But the executive producer of the show says fans shouldn't take that as a sign that he's in line to replace Trebek.

I have watched Jeopardy since the early years, when it was hosted by Art Fleming (from 1964-1975).  During Art Fleming's hosting run, all three contestants received their winnings in cash  and parting gifts, usually an encyclopedia set. This was changed at the start of Trebek's hosting run. From 1984 to 2002, non-winning contestants on the Trebek version received vacation packages and merchandise, which were donated by manufacturers as promotional consideration. Since 2004, a presenting sponsor has provided cash prizes to the losing contestants.

Walt and I have watched Jeopardy every night for the last 25+ years and if we aren't going to be home, we have a video of it to watch later.  Our nightly routine is to eat dinner and then watch Jeopardy.  Trebek's death is like losing a member of the family.

This from our friend, Jim Brochu:  Sad to hear of Alex Trebek's passing. He fought the brave fight and I will miss his nightly 7 p.m. visits. When I was a contestant on Jeopardy! in 1991, I did this caricature of him and he liked it so much he asked me to present it to him on air. He loved that his hair was made of hundreds of question marks. Answer: A great and enduring game show host. Question: Who was Alex Trebek?




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