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Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek loses cancer fight, aged 80

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A household staple in millions of homes across the world, Jeopardy! fans mourn the loss of long-time host, Alex Trebek. He died on Sunday after his fight with pancreatic cancer. (Photo: Twitter @Jeopardy)

Canadian-American television host Alex Trebek died on Sunday morning (November 8) after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80.

The host of Jeopardy!, Trebek passed away surrounded by his friends and family, the Twitter account of the popular game show confirmed.

The respected author, actor and media personality had an illustrious career in television spanning over 50 years—and has been Jeopardy! host since 1984.

Trebek had been battling stage four pancreatic cancer since announcing the news back in March 2019.

He immediately started chemotherapy after the diagnosis but made no plans to retire. Trebek bravely continued to host the long-running academic programme, as impressively as ever.

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