Alex Trebek, the longtime TV sport present host of Jeopardy!, died Sunday (Nov. 8) at his residence in Los Angeles. He was 80.
“Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek handed away peacefully at residence early this morning, surrounded by household and mates,” stated an announcement posted on the present’s Twitter account.
Trebek was identified with pancreatic most cancers in 2019. Nonetheless, he continued to host the sport present, which had suspended manufacturing in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The beloved host had a particular contact that earned him a various group of followers.
In 2017, footage of Trebeck displaying his rap skills went viral, as he fired off lyrics from Drake, Kanye West, Kenrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, and Desiigner.
In one other episode, Trebeck rapped the ‘Recent Prince of Bel-Air’ theme. In truth, His present typically featured complete rap classes.
Black Lives Matter Los Angeles tweeted its condolences:
“We ship our love and prayers to Mr. Trebek’s household and mates. He was a robust supporter of #BlackLivesMatter who believed deeply in racial justice. He was one of many kindest souls. BLMLA feels blessed to have referred to as him buddy. Could the great that he has finished final eternally.”
Black celebrities additionally took to Twitter and shared their heartfelt condolences: