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    https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/ale...dy-1234825564/

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    Alex Trebek, Longtime Host of ‘Jeopardy!,’ Dies at 80


    A good host, he once said, could set his ego aside and let contestants be all they could be. But he let them know when he thought they missed easy answers.













    Alex Trebek in 2010 on the set of “Jeopardy!” As the show’s host, Mr. Trebek was the essence of durability.Credit...Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

    By Katharine Q. Seelye



    Nov. 8, 2020, 12:41 p.m. ETAlex Trebek, who hosted “Jeopardy!” for a record-setting 36 years and who brought an authoritative and unflappable persona to the quiz show’s peculiar conceit, in which answers are delivered in the form of a question, died on Sunday. He was 80.


    The death was confirmed by the show’s producers on Twitter.



    Mr. Trebek had announced in a video on March 6, 2019, that he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer that week. He said that like many others with the disease, he had no symptoms until it had spread throughout his body. He delivered the news from the show’s set, wearing, as usual, a bandbox fresh suit and tie as he spoke straight to the camera without sentiment or histrionics.


    As a host, Mr. Trebek was the essence of durability. In the decades that he captained “Jeopardy!” more than 400 other game shows came and went. “Jeopardy!” endured, with millions of Americans organizing their weeknights around the highbrow program, shouting out the questions to their televisions as Mr. Trebek read the answers with his impeccable diction.

    One of the chief appeals of the show, apart from its intellectual challenge, was its consistency. Over the years, its format stayed almost the same, as did Mr. Trebek, though he trimmed back his bushy head of hair, grew grayer and occasionally sported a mustache, beard or goatee.


    Otherwise he was a steady and predictable host — a no-nonsense presence, efficient in his role.

    A full obituary will be published shortly.





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    I just heard. So sad, he seemed so positive and fought so hard. He was such a bright spot in the world. RIP.

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    I know he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer...the biggest MOFO of all cancers but damn it I wanted to believe he’d beat it. Keep Reaching For the Top Alex. RIP.

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    Sorry Sputnik, we must have posted at the same time. Can someone combine?
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    I knew he had cancer, but for some reason, I didn't expect him to die any time soon. I know that sounds weird, but this really saddens me.

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    Damn. If anyone could beat it, I thought it was going to be Alex.

    2020, you give us one gift and then go back to business as usual.

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    My Mom called me at work to tell me because she knew this was going to be a hard one for me. I'm pretty devastated tbh.
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    Awwww. Sad. I thought, hoped against hope that he'd beat it. He must've known and didn't want folks feeling sorry for him. In this age of thirst, someone actually went out with dignity.
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    He survived by 20 months, that's pretty impressive. Sad that he didn't completely beat it though.
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    R.I.P. Alex. My sincere condolences to his family. He fought it hard.
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    Awww. He was such a trouper. Kept filming the show even when in incredible pain.

    As we all know, pancreatic cancer survival rates are basically nil. He fought the good fight. Can't imagine anyone else filling his shoes. The man was irreplaceable. RIP Alex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    Awwww. Sad. I thought, hoped against hope that he'd beat it. He must've known and didn't want folks feeling sorry for him. In this age of thirst, someone actually went out with dignity.
    I loved jeopardy when I lived in the US - didn't really understand it but it was always fun.


    RIP Alex
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    I have to admit, I was taken by surprise by this. He seemed like he was doing really well under the circumstances and even hosting the show (if I'm not mistaken)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    I loved jeopardy when I lived in the US - didn't really understand it but it was always fun.


    RIP Alex
    I was surprised at how many of the answers I knew; but they interviewed a contestant from Philadelphia a few years ago and he said that it's totally different when you are onstage with the camera on you; some folks fudge it up from nerves more than a lack of knowledge.
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