Over the weekend, longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek passed away at age 80 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
According to a statement, Trebek passed away peacefully at home on November 8th, surrounded by family and friends. In July of 2019, Trebek announced that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, but he later returned to host Jeopardy! in August after chemotherapy.
Now, following his death, tributes to the beloved host are rolling in from fans and celebrities alike.
Read some of the tributes below.
RIP Alex Trebek. The one and only. The greatest. 💔
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) November 9, 2020
What is, I can’t quite emotionally process the death of Alex Trebek. This is the one I was truly dreading. I’m a nerd, and he made being a nerd the coolest thing in the world. I will miss you and your dry wit and your utter passion for your job and for the people you loved.
— Patti Murin (@PattiMurin) November 9, 2020
— Jess Jagmin Designs (Full-time Coffeemum) (@JessJagmin) November 9, 2020
One time I got invited to the National Geographic gala in DC. So obviously I said yes. After dinner they started thanking donors. They named people who gave $1K. Then $10K. Then $100K. And then a guy who gave a MILLION. To the GEOGRAPHY BEE. And he stands up and it’s Alex Trebek.
— James Hamblin (@jameshamblin) November 9, 2020
— Hershey Bears (@TheHersheyBears) November 9, 2020
Flowers are laid on Alex Trebek's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after the 'Jeopardy!' host died following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80. https://t.co/c0rQMwjmxg pic.twitter.com/QOJmsdIdJv
— ABC News (@ABC) November 9, 2020
Alex Trebek quietly donated $2 million to @FordhamNYC to send students from Harlem to our university. He was a tremendously decent human being who brought class and generosity to our Fordham family. My heart goes out to his family and friends. #RIPAlexTrebex https://t.co/H6kt5YGQy5
— Beth Knobel (@bethknobel) November 9, 2020