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Alex Trebek: Condolences poured in for the late game-show host

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

09th Nov, 2020. 01:20 pm
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Alex Trebek condolence messages

Alex Trebek, host of popular American quiz show ‘Jeopardy!’, has passed away at the age of 80.

‘Jeopardy!’ Twitter account announced the news that Sunday Alex Trebek had “passed away peacefully at home” surrounded by family and friends.

Several renowned personalities pored in condolence messages for the late host.

Have a look at the notable reactions:

“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.

Musician John Legend said, “I was obsessed with Jeopardy as a nerdy kid growing up in Ohio. I’ve loved and revered Alex Trebek since I can remember. What an iconic career. RIP Alex Trebek.”

“We have lost an icon. Almost every night for more than three decades, Alex Trebek entertained and educated millions around the world, instilling in so many of us a love for trivia. My deepest condolences to his family, friends, and all who are mourning this tremendous loss,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted.

“Couldn’t we have one nice weekend? A kind gentleman whose excellence was so consistent, it was easy to take for granted. Rest well, Mr. Trebek,” Jimmy Kimmel wrote.

“My heart breaks for the Trebek family upon hearing this heartbreaking news. Alex Trebek was a legend. There was no one like him. Kind, elegant, talented, good. Heaven just became brighter and we here on earth mourn him,” Maria Shriver wrote on Twitter.

Furthermore, Jeopardy! contestant Ken Jennings said on Twitter, “Alex wasn’t just the best ever at what he did. He was also a lovely and deeply decent man, and I’m grateful for every minute I got to spend with him … Thinking today about his family and his Jeopardy! family — which, in a way, included millions of us.”

“Alex Trebek hosted Jeopardy for 36 years. What an incredible career and remarkable life. I’m sending love to his family and fans.” Comedian Ellen DeGeneres tweeted.

Moreover, Mr. Trebek had hosted more than 8,200 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”.

He and his wife Jean Currivan have two children.

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