The canadian-American media personality who has hosted Jeopardy since 1984 and have received numerous awards and honor for his works, had announced that he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in March 2019.
The Jeopardy! Twitter account said in Sunday November 8, that he “passed away peacefully at home” surrounded by friends and family.
Producer of Jeopardy! Sony pictures led tributes to the legend and wrote in a statement.
”For 37 amazing years, Alex Trebek was that comforting voice, that moment of escape and entertainment at the end of the long, hard day for millions of people around the world”.
Alex who turned the TV show into a smash ratings hit, fronted more than 8,100 episodes of the popular quiz show, making him among the most well-known people on television in Canada and in the US.
In 2014 he set a Guinness World Record for “most game show episodes hosted by the same presenter”. Alex has won six daytime Emmy Awards and was honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2011.
Alex is survived by his wife, Jean, whom he married in 1990, and his three children.