Who is Alex Trebek's Favorite Jeopardy Candidate

Culture & showbiz Jeopardy presenter Alex Trebek has died after 36 years as the presenter of the show.

Game show, Alex Trebek, the face of 'Jeopardy!', Dies at the age of 80.

The moderator of the By Alex Dobuzinskis © Reuters / DANNY MOLOSHOK Beverly Hills LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Game show host Alex Trebek, who as the clever quizmaster of "Jeopardy!" became one of the most famous personalities on American television, died on Sunday at the age of 80, the show announced on its official Twitter account. © Reuters / RICHARD BRIAN FILE PHOTO: TV presenter Trebek receives the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 38.

Alex Trebek - the longtime presenter of Jeopardy who was synonymous with the game to many fans - has died at the age of 80. The show announced his death in a tweet on Sunday afternoon. Trebek announced in March 2019 that he had pancreatic cancer.

© Kris Connor / Getty Images Alex Trebek on the set of Jeopardy in 2012.

Trebek said he was planning to step down from Jeopardy when his cancer or treatment for the disease was affecting his ability to perform. (His contract should run until 2022, according to TVLine.) He never did, although the year following his diagnosis served as a kind of extended farewell tour that culminated in the Greatest of All Time tournament in January 2020, with which Jeopardy had for the first time since Returned to prime time 30 years ago.

Before his death, Alex Trebek wanted to be remembered as a “loving husband and father”

© Michael Kovac / Getty Alex and Jean Trebek Alex Trebek, who died on Sunday over a year after being first diagnosed with four pancreatic cancers, reflects on his legacy and his last days in his most recent memoir, The answer is ... reflections on my life that were released in July. “My life has been a search for knowledge and understanding, and I am far from having achieved this. And it doesn't bother me at all.

Trebek had planned a goodbye message, but he was never allowed to give it: In December 2019, he told ABC News that he knew what to say in his final episode whenever it came. He said it would only take 30 seconds.

"It will be an important moment for me," he said in this interview. "But in my opinion I've already rehearsed it, and on that day I would say to the director," Time for the show so that I have 30 seconds at the end. This is all I want. "And I'm going to say goodbye and tell people," Don't ask me who is going to replace me because I have nothing to say at all. But I am sure that if you give them the same love and attention and respect that you showed me ... then they will be a success and the show will continue to be a success. And until we meet again, God bless you and goodbye. "

Alex Trebek is synonymous with the show that made him a household name.

'Danger!' Host Alex Trebek dies at the age of 80

According to the Jeopardy Twitter account, Alex Trebek is! Died on Sunday aged 80 after battling pancreatic cancer. Trebek announced that he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March 2019. Trebek hosted Jeopardy !, for 36 years, and won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host seven times for his work on the show.

In his 36 years at Jeopardy, Trebek hosted more than 8,000 episodes. As he stood at the lectern, clearly reading categories such as State Capitals and Potent Potables, and welcoming the Daily Double, six American Presidents walked through the Oval Office (and one was elected). An unofficial archive of Jeopardy's history is on YouTube, where contestants have uploaded their episodes over the years, with many retaining the ads and teasers for local news that booked the show. And these time capsules are helpful in understanding the ongoing appeal of the show. Now everything looks different. But the show hasn't changed much. © Eric McCandless / ABC / Getty Images Trebek congratulates Jeopardy's "Greatest of All Time" winner Ken Jennings along with participants Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer. Trebek was a danger for the fans. He had hosted other, mostly short-lived, game shows in the United States as well as in Canada, where he was born. (Noel Murray of the AV Club, who started Xbek Trebeks career before Jeopardy in 2009

outlined, points out that prior to Jeopardy, Trebek was "almost 180 degrees from the kind of host he is now".) But during his time on the he jeopardized the podium, giving questions in the form of answers and corrected answers in Form of questions. He made the show a popular cultural icon - and made himself one. He did this without ever really being the focus. Trebek appeared on television night after night in the US and around the world without ever talking much about himself or his own life. "You have to put your ego aside," he said

In his own words: How Alex Trebek wanted to be remembered

Alex Trebek's death on Sunday at the age of 80 left fans and enthusiastic "Jeopardy!" Viewers in mourning, but since he went public with his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis in 2019, the longtime television presenter had resigned himself to the possibility that he was nearing the end of his life. In the year of his diagnosis, the Emmy winner had said he was "not afraid of dying" and in his 2020 memoir "The Answer Is ..." about p

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. “The stars of the show are the participants and the game itself. That's why I've always insisted on being introduced as the host, not the star. "Nevertheless, millions, maybe billions of people, had the feeling that they knew him anyway. In 2013 Trebek was with one

Readers' Digest Poll

among the most trustworthy people of the Americans over then-President Barack Obama. But perhaps no recent moment sums up the effects of Jeopardy - and its longevity - better than the conversation Trebek had on Thursday with a victorious candidate, Burt Thakur. Trebek asked Thakur, who had won just over $ 20,000, if family members had him. In response, Thakur told Trebek that he saw the show from his grandfather's lap.

"I learned English because of you," said

Thakur the host

. It is not yet clear who will replace Trebek at the helm of Jeopardy. Episodes recorded by him will be

Celebrity Photos Week November 9-13, 2020

© Eric McCandless via Getty Images Alex Trebek Alex Trebek knew his days on Jeopardy! came to an end - and he was ready to say goodbye.

until Christmas 2020

continued broadcast. Trebek's go-to-line was that comedian Betty White (98) should replace him because the network wanted "someone younger, someone funnier". But replacing a man synonymous with the timeless show he hosted will be a challenge - it will only be the second time the show has really changed (there was a host before Trebek, but that was more than three decades ago). This is a difficulty revealed by a 2019 Morning Consult survey of game shows. The

-Survey

found that Jeopardy was the most popular game show in America. And it found that 50 percent of those polled said they couldn't imagine watching the show without Trebek on top.

Danger! receives its highest ratings after the death of Alex Trebek.
© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline-Logo Jeopardy! achieved the highest rating in seven months after the tragic death of host Alex Trebek on November 8th at the age of 80. In the week of November 9th it was Jeopardy! Averaging 10.05 million viewers per day for the weekday episodes, a 24 percent jump over the show's 8.1 million seasonal average, as reported by THR.