Alex Trebek, host of ‘Jeopardy!’ dies after battle with pancreatic cancer

Alex Trebek, host of ‘Jeopardy!’ dies after battle with pancreatic cancer

Alex Trebek, the host of syndicated game show Jeopardy! since 1984, passed away after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer Sunday. He was 80 years old.

The official Twitter account of ‘Jeopardy!’ posted Sunday afternoon announcing the news, saying Trebek was surrounded by friends and family when he passed away.

The Canadian-born host revealed he was suffering from Stage 4 pancreatic cancer in a video posted to the show’s official social media channels on March 6.

Trebek holds the Guinness World Record for most episodes of a game show hosted, with an astonishing 6,829 episodes as of June 2014, when the award was bestowed.

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