Alex Trebek Loses his Battle Against Pancreatic Cancer on November 8, 2020

Alex Trebek Loses his Battle Against Pancreatic Cancer on November 8, 2020

Sky Foundation was deeply saddened by the passing of Alex Trebek. By openly sharing his diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer he brought awareness to millions of people.
Pancreatic cancer is now the third-deadliest cancer and we can only affect the trajectory of this terrible disease through education, awareness, and research.
In the category of most-loved game show hosts the world will answer, “Who is Alex Trebek?” He will be missed by all those who adored him and watched him every evening on “Jeopardy!” Rest in peace, Alex.

Alex Trebek of ‘Jeopardy!’ dies at 80 after pancreatic cancer battle

Bill Keveney


Game show legend Alex Trebek, the beloved “Jeopardy!” host who showed dignity and perseverance in dealing with a Stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis in March 2019, died Sunday. He was 80.

” ‘Jeopardy!’ is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex,” according to a statement from “Jeopardy!”

Trebek was synonymous with longtime top-rated “Jeopardy!,” the brainiest of TV quiz shows, which he hosted since its syndicated revival premiered in 1984 (Art Fleming hosted an earlier NBC version from 1964 to 1975.). Will Ferrell’s “Saturday Night Live” impersonation both underlined and burnished Trebek’s exalted cultural status.

The Sudbury, Ontario-born host, who gained U.S. citizenship in 1998, enjoyed a substantial game show career before taking on “Jeopardy!,” hosting shows such as “The Wizard of Odds,” “Double Dare,” “High Rollers,” “Battlestars,” “Classic Concentration” and “To Tell the Truth.”

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