Alex Trebek Dies Following Cancer Fight

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LOS ANGELES – Alex Trebek, who hosted Jeopardy for 36 years has died from pancreatic cancer.

A spokesman for the game show confirmed to TMZ that Trebek died at home Sunday morning.

For nearly four decades, with style and a sense of humor, he was the man with all the answers who asked for questions and earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most game show episodes hosted by the same person.

He has won seven Daytime Emmys for his work on the show and received a lifetime achievement Emmy award in 2011.

Trebek had served as the face of the game show since its debut in daytime syndication in 1984. With more than 8,200 episodes under his belt, he holds the Guinness World Record for Most Game Show Episodes Hosted by the Same Presenter.

“I’m like the energizer bunny,” he said in 2014. “Thump, thump thump.”

The only time somebody other than Trebek has hosted an episode of this iteration of “Jeopardy” was when Trebek and “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak swapped shows for an April Fool’s prank, according to the Associated Press.

The game show host celebrated 36 years with “Jeopardy!” in September and released his memoir, “The Answer Is …: Reflections on My Life,” in July.


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