Trebek died at home early Sunday with family and friends surrounding him.
Sad news has broken this morning.
Our beloved Jeopardy host, Alex Trebek, has died after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years. He was 80. The franchise for which Trebek was a host since 1984 released a statement on Twitter that reads as follows:
"Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex."
Trebek had been battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer since announcing the news back in March 2018.
In an interview with Good Morning America, in September 2019, Trebek told T.J. Holmes that his doctors have decided to have him undergo chemo again after he lost a large amount of weight.
"I was doing so well. And my numbers went down to the equivalent of a normal human being who does not have pancreatic cancer," Trebek said in the interview. "So we were all very optimistic. And they said, 'Good, we're gonna stop chemo, we'll start you on immunotherapy.'"
Despite the health struggles, Trebek had hoped to continue and host Jeopardy! until 2022.
Trebek died at home early Sunday with family and friends surrounding him, “Jeopardy!” studio Sony said in a statement. "Jeopardy!" says Alex hosted episodes will air through December 25th. His last day taping in the studio was October 29.
Who is the greatest game show host of all time? Answer: Alex Trebek. RIP, you legend.