Nov 8, 2020
Alex Trebek, the longtime host of “Jeopardy!”, has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Trebek, who was 80, hosted the quintessential quiz show for 37 years and nearly 8,000 episodes, and won 35 Emmy Awards and a Peabody.
The Sudbury, Ontario, native was also a sports fan. In October, Trebek even announced the Ottawa Senators’ first-round pick in this year’s NHL draft. Sports also became a big “Jeopardy!” storyline last year, when sports bettor James Holzhauer won more than $2.4 million over 33 games.
Beyond that, the popularity of the show and the sports trivia that was occasionally a part of it made it a favorite with athletes and sports fans. Here are some of the reactions to Trebek’s death:
Jeopardy host Alex Trebek has died at the age of 80.
He gave us some incredible memories of the years.
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— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 8, 2020
😭😭 6p weeknights will never be the same. So many great memories and thankful to have met him ❤️ # https://t.co/W6TLqJy2Ug
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) November 8, 2020
RIP Alex 🙏 pic.twitter.com/NfzlcLhp2K
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) November