U.S. Host Alex Trebek honored in Jeopardy! one day after he passed away

By Xia Lin
  • World
  • Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Long-standing U.S. game show Jeopardy! honored Alex Trebek at the top of Monday's episode, following the popular host's death on Sunday.

"Over the weekend we lost our beloved host Alex Trebek. This is an enormous loss for our staff and crew, for his family, and for his millions of fans. He loved this show and everything it stood for," executive producer Mike Richards said during a special message at the top of the episode.

"He will forever be an inspiration for his constant desire to learn, his kindness, and for his love of his family," Richards added. "On behalf of everyone, thank you for everything Alex."

Trebek died of cancer at the age of 80 on Sunday morning. The TV icon had been battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer since announcing the news back in March 2019. He immediately started chemo after the diagnosis but made no plans to retire and continued hosting his game show.

Trebek was a Canadian-American television personality, game show host and actor. He was the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! after its revival in 1984, and he also hosted a number of other game shows.

Jeopardy! is an American television game show featuring a quiz competition in which contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in the form of questions.

The original daytime version debuted on NBC on March 30, 1964. The version airing as of 2020, a daily syndicated show produced by Sony Pictures Television, premiered on Sept. 10, 1984.

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