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Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has died

He died this morning in his sleep, surrounded by friends and family.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #1 posted 11/08/20 9:58am

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This news just came up on my phone. I'm so sad. I've been watching Jeopardy for 35 years, rarely missed a show. Not sure how the show will do without him, he was a legend. RIP Alex, my fellow Canadian, we will miss you sad
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Reply #2 posted 11/08/20 10:23am

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Empress said:

This news just came up on my phone. I'm so sad. I've been watching Jeopardy for 35 years, rarely missed a show. Not sure how the show will do without him, he was a legend. RIP Alex, my fellow Canadian, we will miss you sad


There was a name floated last year or so when his cancer was announced, and who may take over. I can't remember who it was though.

I go through phases of watching the show, just depends on if we wanna give up that extra 30 minutes after Wheel of Fortune (which is more about my roommate watching than me), or if we wanna sit and watch. He certainly made it his show.

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Reply #3 posted 11/08/20 10:47am

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TrivialPursuit said:



Empress said:


This news just came up on my phone. I'm so sad. I've been watching Jeopardy for 35 years, rarely missed a show. Not sure how the show will do without him, he was a legend. RIP Alex, my fellow Canadian, we will miss you sad


There was a name floated last year or so when his cancer was announced, and who may take over. I can't remember who it was though.

I go through phases of watching the show, just depends on if we wanna give up that extra 30 minutes after Wheel of Fortune (which is more about my roommate watching than me), or if we wanna sit and watch. He certainly made it his show.



I think Ken Jennings will take it over. He's the all-time champ and I think they've been grooming him. I'm sure he'll do a decent job, but I'll miss seeing Alex every night.
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Empress said:

TrivialPursuit said:


There was a name floated last year or so when his cancer was announced, and who may take over. I can't remember who it was though.

I go through phases of watching the show, just depends on if we wanna give up that extra 30 minutes after Wheel of Fortune (which is more about my roommate watching than me), or if we wanna sit and watch. He certainly made it his show.

I think Ken Jennings will take it over. He's the all-time champ and I think they've been grooming him. I'm sure he'll do a decent job, but I'll miss seeing Alex every night.


Yeah, but it was someone else's name who popped up. Ken is a consulting producer and clue crew person on the show now, which I thought was sorta cool.

Apparently all new episodes with Alex will air through Christmas Day.

I think Ben Mankiewicz would be a great replacement. George Stephnoicantspellhisnamepolis has been floated, too.

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Reply #5 posted 11/08/20 11:06am

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He fought a good fight against Pancreatic cancer, even continuing to work while doing so. I didn't expect him to beat it but he lived as long as one can expect to with Stage 4 Pancreatic cancer, which took my Dad last year. Rest In Peace, Alex Trebek.

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Reply #6 posted 11/08/20 12:09pm

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Reply #7 posted 11/08/20 12:30pm

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My favorite show. I always do well on the show. Trebek was a star. '

What is RIP.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #8 posted 11/08/20 4:59pm

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Rest in Peace, he was in bad health for past few years. sad

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Reply #9 posted 11/09/20 5:30am

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Very Sad. rose

He never gave up and kept on going.

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Reply #10 posted 11/09/20 7:24am

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I know, he was a beast. Fuck Wink Martindale.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #11 posted 11/09/20 9:40am

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kpowers said:

Rest in Peace, he was in bad health for past few years. sad


I believe it was only March 2019 that he announced his diagnosis. So he hung on for not even two years. It looked grim, then it look really good, then it looked grim again. I told my friend, "he's not gonna make it this year." Not as a Debbie downer, but because I just didn't think, especially after the sudden downturn and setback he had, that it was going to be a good ending. Plus he said he would not seek further treatment if one he was trying didn't work out.

He went out like a champ, a star, and a boss.

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Reply #13 posted 11/09/20 12:28pm

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End of an era. Rest IN Peace Alex. Thanks for helping us have fun while learning and thinking

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Reply #14 posted 11/10/20 7:04pm

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Always had a man-crush on Alex. Nothing but nice things said about him, never a bad word, to my knowledge. He will be missed. neutral

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Reply #15 posted 11/11/20 3:05pm

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May he Rest In Peace, he was a great guy
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Reply #16 posted 11/11/20 8:21pm

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ABC News to Honor Alex Trebek With ‘20/20’ Special

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ABC News has announced that they will celebrate the life of late “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, who died on Sunday at the age of 80, with an hour-long primetime special.

Titled “Alex Trebek, Remembered: A 20/20 Special,” the show will air on ABC Sunday night at 10 p.m. ET. The special will profile Trebek’s life and career with rare footage of his early days on television, and will feature his interviews with “Good Morning America” co-anchor Michael Strahan and “GMA3: What You Need to Know” co-anchor T.J. Holmes. In these conversations, Trebek discussed what he wanted his final days to be like and what he learned while confronting stage four pancreatic cancer.

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Strahan’s interview with Trebek’s wife of more than 30 years, Jean Trebek, will also air during the special. In the interview, Jean Trebek opened up about living with Trebek’s cancer and how it has impacted both of their lives. Lastly, the special will showcase Robin Roberts’ interview with Trebek after he first revealed his diagnosis, as well as tributes from Trebek’s co-workers.

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“Alex Trebek, Remembered” will be hosted by ABC News’ Chris Connelly. “20/20” is anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. David Sloan is senior executive producer and Terri Lichstein is senior broadcast producer. Ann Reynolds is senior producer, and Alison Lynn and Tami Sheheri are producers of the special.

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Trebek revealed in March 2019 that he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. Sony Pictures Entertainment, which has owned “Jeopardy!” since its predecessor Columbia Pictures Television acquired Merv Griffin Enterprises in 1986, has confirmed that “Jeopardy!” episodes hosted by Trebek will air through Dec. 25.

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Reply #17 posted 11/11/20 8:26pm

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Both he and Connery gone within a couple of weeks of one another. Sad but fitting in an odd way. 2020 strikes again.

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Reply #18 posted 11/11/20 11:33pm

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whodknee said:

Both he and Connery gone within a couple of weeks of one another. Sad but fitting in an odd way. 2020 strikes again.


Not so odd, especially since on Saturday Night Live, a Sean Connery character always trolled the Alex Trebek character on their version of Jeopardy!. If memory serves.

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Reply #19 posted 12/01/20 11:06pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

whodknee said:

Both he and Connery gone within a couple of weeks of one another. Sad but fitting in an odd way. 2020 strikes again.


Not so odd, especially since on Saturday Night Live, a Sean Connery character always trolled the Alex Trebek character on their version of Jeopardy!. If memory serves.

That's what I meant by fitting. You're right- it's not so odd. Coincidental is a better way to put it.

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