Alex Trebek is a name that needs no introduction. For more than 5 decades, he remained one of the best-known TV personalities in the world. In 2020 Trebek passed away after a long battle with cancer. The entire members of show business are mourning the news of his passing.
He was survived by his wife Jean Currivan-Trebek and his 3 kids as well as his extended family.
Trebek was popular all over the world as the host of Jeopardy!. In addition to his numerous achievements that include the Order of Canada, he won the Daytime Emmy awards 7 times throughout his career.
|Birthday||July 22, 1940|
|Net Worth||$75 million|
|Wife||Jean Currivan-Trebek (widow)|
|Divorce||Elaine Trebek Kares (divorced in 1981)|
|Education||University of Ottawa (BA)|
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
10 Facts About Alex Trebek
- Alex Trebek’s death was a result of his lengthy battle with cancer.
- He shocked the world just a year prior with the announcement that he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
- While the diagnosis was late, he had been experiencing pain for a long time but had not thought of them as a symptom of pancreatic cancer.
- He had been given an 18% chance of survival from his initial diagnosis in 2019. He even continued taping shows while he was undergoing chemotherapy and severe symptoms of the disease.
- The star TV host passed away on November 8, 2020, after around 18 months from his first diagnosis. The cause of his death was complications caused by his cancer.
- Alex was 80 years old at the time of his death.
- He kept fans updated on his treatment and had said that the tumors had shrunk to 50% of their original size.
- A lot of tributes from all over the world have poured in. Notable mourners include Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
- The late Jeopardy! host said that the symptoms of chemotherapy were often worse than those of cancer itself.
- Before his death, he was a passionate philanthropist and donated millions to causes including homelessness.