WWE pays tribute to Alex Trebek.
Sadly, the legendary host of 'Jeopardy!' passed away early in the morning on Sunday, November 8th, 2020 at the age of 80. Inside the WWE Universe, Trebek, along with Regis Philbin, was a special guest correspondent at WrestleMania 7 in 1991.
WWE is saddened to learn that Alex Trebek has passed away at the age of 80.
The game show legend became an icon as he hosted “Jeopardy!” for 36 years, and he traversed the WWE Universe in the process, playing a prominent role at WrestleMania VII. Trebek served as a backstage interviewer and was the guest ring announcer for the WWE Championship clash between Hulk Hogan and Sgt. Slaughter.
A seven-time Emmy winner for Outstanding Game Show Host, Trebek hosted several other shows, including “The Wizard of Odds,” “Double Dare,” and more.
WWE extends is condolences to Trebek’s family, friends, and fans.
Trebek's last day taping episodes as the host of Jeopardy! was Thursday, October 29. The team behind the game show says (via TMZ) that episodes featuring Alex will run through Christmas 2020.
Trebek was the host of 'Jeopardy!' from 1984 onward. In March of 2019, he announced publicly that he was battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer, but continued to host his show throughout chemotherapy treatments.
Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex. pic.twitter.com/Yk2a90CHIM— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) November 8, 2020
From all of us at Fightful, our condolences go out to Alex's family, friends and fans.