Alex Trebek Dead at 80

Alex Trebek, the calm and witty host of “Jeopardy!” since 1984, has died at the age of 80.

The game show shared the news of his passing Sunday morning.

“Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex,” they wrote on social media.

In March 2019, Trebek announced he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He immediately started treatment, but made no plans to retire. In fact, he kept hosting and taping new episodes