“Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek sadly passes away



This image released by Jeopardy! shows Alex Trebek, host of the game show “Jeopardy!” Trebek’s memoir, “The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life,” will be released on Tuesday, July 21. (Jeopardy! via AP)

Cass Salot

Alex Trebek, the host of “Jeopardy!” and a reassuring presence in the TV game-show world for five decades, has passed away from pancreatic cancer; he was 80-years-old.
“It’s very upsetting, even though I knew about him being diagnosed, it was still disappointing. I’m going to miss seeing his face on TV,” senior Hadley Moran said. 
Though the news didn’t come as a shock to some, Trebek announced in March 2019 he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. There was an outpouring of support and best wishes at the time of the diagnosis. 
Many thought Trebek was going to make the fight and outlive the cancer. He, along with his family members, had high hopes. 
“I remember watching the show when I was younger, seeing him on the TV screen and guessing the answers along with the game,” Moran said. 
Before his diagnosis, Trebek was hinting at the idea of retiring, but then extended his contract one final time to the end of 2022. 
Trebeck hosted the show for 37 amazing seasons, spreading joy and knowledge to the viewers at home and the contestants on the show. Along those amazing 37 seasons, Trebek earned numerous awards over the course of his career, including seven Daytime Emmy Awards for outstanding game show host. He also received a lifetime achievement award at the Daytime Emmys in June 2011.