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(News) Alex Trebek Has Passed Away

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2020 can just stop. Heartbreaking news about one of tv’s beloved game show hosts, Alex Trebek, who lost his battle to Pancreatic Cancer. The TV icon died Sunday surrounded by his loved ones at his home. Alex 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 as impressively as ever. A spokesperson for the show broke the news on social media. “Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex.” Earlier this year in an interview with ABC’s Michael Strahan, Trebek reveled he rehearsed his final goodbye. “I will say my goodbyes, and I will tell people, ‘Don’t ask me who’s going to replace me because I have no say whatsoever. But I’m sure that if you give them the same love and attention and respect that you have shown me… then they will be a success and the show will continue being a success. And until we meet again, God bless you and goodbye,'” he said. Trebek is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jean, and children Matthew, Emily, and Nicky.

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