Alex Trebek dies at 80 after battle with pancreatic cancer

Alex Trebek dies at 80 after battle with pancreatic cancer
Photo via Jim Greenhill from McLean, USA

Longtime game show host Alex Trebek passed away over the weekend, according to a statement from "Jeopardy!"

"Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex," the game show said in a statement on Twitter.

Trebek battled pancreatic cancer for over a year and revealed that he had "massive attacks of great depression that made me wonder if it was really worth fighting on."

Trebek was 80 years old.


#story_page_ below_article

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.