The host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek died at the age of 80
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Jean-Simon Milette Le Droit The host of the popular American game show Jeopardy !, Alex Trebek, died on Sunday. He was 80 years old.
This was confirmed by the popular TV show's official Twitter account on Sunday.
He became a beloved figure among audiences thanks to the warm demeanor and quick wit he brought to the game show. He will have been at the helm of the daily show for 36 years.
He also hosted, in French and English, the finale of the program Génies enherbe in 1978.
During his career, Mr. Trebek won no less than five Emmy Awards. He will have received a total of 27 nominations. He also played his own role in 70 American television series and films.
He also holds the Guinness Record for the most shows hosted by the same host.
Most recently, Mr. Trebek helped the Ottawa Senators announce their first selection in the last National Hockey League draft.
Mr. Trebek had been fighting pancreatic cancer for several years. He announced in March 2019 that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
He admitted that the survival rate was low, but vowed to “fight” and “keep working”.
He died on Sunday morning at his home, surrounded by his family and friends.