Alex Trebek Dies at The Age of 80


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The longtime host of "Jeopardy!" Alex Trebek has died at the age of 80.


He died this morning peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends.


In 2019 he announced that he was battling stage IV pancreatic cancer.


In March 2020, Trebek announced he had survived one year of cancer treatment (noting that his prognosis to survive that long was only an 18% chance) and that, though the chemotherapy treatments were often worse than the cancer symptoms themselves, he was confident that he would survive another year, saying that ending treatment would be a "betrayal" to his family, supporters, and to the God in whom he has faith.


On July 16, 2020, Trebek gave an update regarding his cancer. He said that the chemotherapy is "paying off" while he still feels fatigued. He also stated that he is looking forward to taping again.


On July 21, 2020, he published his memoir The Answer Is...: Reflections on My Life.


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