Celebrity Tributes Pour In After Death Of Legendary TV Host Alex Trebek
Alex Trebek, the host of Jeopardy! since 1984 has sadly passed away at the age of 80 due to a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was loved in the entertainment world by many and tributes came flooding in to honor the legacy he built on and off our television screens.
Hollywood Mourns The Loss Of ‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek
Alex previously announced his cancer battle back in March 2019 and received an outpouring of support from fans and celebrities. He has hosted 37 seasons of Jeopardy! with over 8,200 episodes, becoming one of the biggest names in prime time television of all time. Though he hinted at retiring back in 2018, his love for the show led him to sign a contract through 2022. His intelligence was demonstrated throughout the show which follows a question/answer format and he was always thirsting for knowledge.
The seven time Daytime Emmy Award winner was loved by all of Hollywood and celebrities flocked to social media to talk about this heartbreaking death.
“Alex Trebek was kind enough to film a cameo for our film ‘Free Guy’ last year despite his battle. He was gracious and funny. In addition to being curious, stalwart, generous, reassuring and of course, Canadian. We love you, Alex. And always will” actor Ryan Reynolds wrote on Twitter.
“So sad to lose yet another legendary television icon. Sending Alex Trebek’s family and loved ones my prayers for God’s comfort and peace. And I’m smiling, imagining Alex and @Regis sharing a hug” television host Kathie Lee Gifford wrote.
“It was always a privilege to be in the presence of #AlexTrebek. You hung on to his every word. @TJHolmes brings us a look back at the legacy of the @Jeopardy host after his valiant fight with pancreatic cancer. Tributes continuing to pour in from around the world coming up @GMA” ‘GMA’ anchor Robin Roberts wrote on Twitter.
“I will cherish the many memories I have shared with Alex Trebek that date back well before either of our careers took off. I will always be in awe of the way he faced the battle he fought so valiantly, and I’m devastated to lose my longtime friend. My heart is with his family, friends, co-workers and fans. There will never be another Alex Trebek and he will truly be missed” Wheel Of Fortune hostess Vanna White posted on Instagram.
Celebrities Continued To Honor The TV Legend
Over the years, there have been so many celebrities that have actually been the answers to questions that Alex has asked on Jeopardy! Many of them commemorated that moment and showed their love for Alex this weekend.
NFL player Larry Fitzgerald posted his Jeopardy! question and thanked Alex for “the knowledge you passed on to so many.”
Actress Pauley Perrette said that being an answer on Jeopardy! was “one of my proudest moments.”
Papoose, the husband of rapper Remy Ma also gave his condolences after a Jeopardy! question had been based on him in the past.
New, pre-taped episodes of Jeopardy! will continue to air with Alex as the host up until Christmas Day.