Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some sad news to report.
The longtime host of “Jeopardy!,” Alex Trebek died November 8 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 80 years old.
Trebek became known to generations of television viewers as the quintessential quizmaster, bringing an air of bookish politesse to the garish coliseum of game shows. For more than three decades, Trebek was a daily presence in millions of households, earning loyalty for the intellectual challenge of his show, in which questions were presented as answers and answers were delivered in the form of questions. By the time of his death, “Jeopardy!” was one of the most popular and longest lasting programs of its kind in television history.
Trebek had suffered a host of health reversals in recent years, including two heart attacks and brain surgery, and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2019. He continued to host new episodes of his show until production was suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, and then filmed socially distanced episodes that began airing September 14.