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Paying Tribute To ‘Jeopardy!’ Quiz Master Alex Trebek




Alex Trebek speaks during a rehearsal before a taping of  Jeopardy! Power Players Week at DAR Constitution Hall on April 21, 2012 in Washington, DC.
Alex Trebek speaks during a rehearsal before a taping of Jeopardy! Power Players Week at DAR Constitution Hall on April 21, 2012 in Washington, DC.
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Alex Trebek, who presided over the beloved quiz show “Jeopardy!” for more than 30 years with dapper charm and a touch of schoolmaster strictness, died Sunday. He was 80.

Trebek, who announced in 2019 that he had advanced pancreatic cancer, died at his Los Angeles home, surrounded by family and friends, “Jeopardy!” studio Sony said.

The Canadian-born host, who made a point of informing fans about his health directly, spoke in a calm, even tone as he revealed his illness and hope for a cure in a video posted March 6, 2019.

Today, we want to hear from listeners about what “Jeopardy!” meant to you. Whether you worked on the show, were a contestant or devotedly played along at home, call us at 866-893-5722. 

With files from the Associated Press.