Alex Trebek has sadly died.
The beloved host of the iconic game show Jeopardy passed away at the age of 80 after a heroic battle with pancreatic cancer, the official account for the show confirmed on Sunday (November 8).
“Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” the account confirmed.
Alex revealed his diagnosis back in 2019.
“I have lived a good life, a full life and I’m nearing the end of that life,” he said to USA Today.
The game show host won five Daytime Emmy Awards for his work, as well as a Peabody Award for “encouraging, celebrating and rewarding knowledge.”
He held the Guinness World Record for the most gameshow episodes hosted by the same presenter since June 13, 2014, having hosted 6,829 episodes of Jeopardy! at that point, overtaking the previous record-holder, Bob Barker.
“I think what makes Jeopardy special is that, among all the quiz and game shows out there, ours tends to reward and encourage learning,” he explained.
Our thoughts are with Alex Trebek‘s loved ones at this difficult time.