LOS ANGELES – Alex Trebek, whose decades as host of the quiz show “Jeopardy!” made him one of the most popular fixtures on American television, died on Sunday at age 80.
Trebek had waged a very public fight against pancreatic cancer for nearly two years, but continued taping his program until recently.
His death was announced on Twitter by the “Jeopardy!” account, which said Trebek “passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” adding: “Thank you, Alex.”
CNN media analyst Brian Stelter called Trebek “the greatest game show host of his generation… You always watched, and you came away smarter.”
Even Canadian Prime Minister Justin…