Alex Trebek: Jeopardy! Gameshow Host Dies After Cancer Battle Aged 80

Alex Trebek, who had hosted Jeopardy! since 1984, had been battling cancer for some time

Alex Trebek, the long-time host of American television quiz show Jeopardy!, has died at the age of 80.

Mr Trebek announced he had been diagnosed with stage-four pancreatic cancer in March 2019.

Mr Trebek had hosted Jeopardy! since 1984, and had received numerous awards and honours for his work.

Known for his sharp wit and charisma, the Canadian-American presenter became the face of Jeopardy! during his three decades on the show, turning it into a ratings smash hit.

He fronted thousands of episodes of the popular quiz show, making him among the most well-known people on television in the US and Canada.

In 2014 he set a Guinness World Record for “most game show episodes hosted by the same presenter”.

Mr Trebek had vowed to fight cancer and continue to present Jeopardy! while receiving treatment including chemotherapy. He was contracted to host the show until 2022.

Source: BBC

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