Alex Trebek, the iconic host of the accepted bold appearance Jeopardy!, died in Los Angeles on Sunday morning at age 80.
His casual was accepted by a cheep from Jeopardy!’s Twitter account.
“Jeopardy! is afflicted to allotment that Alex Trebek anesthetized abroad affably at home aboriginal this morning, amidst by ancestors and friends. Thank you, Alex,” the explanation read.
Although he is gone, his bequest and anamnesis will abide with us. Here are a few of Trebek’s memorable moments and quotes.
In 2016, Trebek told NPR that he loves to absorb time with the contestants on the appearance back asked what it has been like hosting the bold appearance for all these years.
“I adulation spending time with ablaze people, said Trebek. “And Jeopardy! puts me in blow with ablaze association all the time.”
Trebek reportedly fabricated a addiction of chatting with contestants to get a faculty of their personalities during the show.
“Some of them — for appetite of a bigger term— are nerds, but best of them are aloof ablaze people,” Trebek told NPR. “What I’m aggravating to do is get beyond to the admirers that these are accustomed association — you’re activity to like them.”
When asked about his wife, Jean Currivan Trebek during a 2019 account with Bodies magazine, the bold appearance host declared that he is agreeable in his life, but the alone affliction was that he admired he would accept met Jean sooner.
“I’m appealing annoyed with my life,” Trebek said. “But my wife Jean and I accept been calm about 29 years, and I was cerebration about President [George H. W.] Bush back he died, and all the comments about his activity about what a nice guy he is, and how he and his wife had been calm 73 years. I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, if I’d aloof met Jean in my 20s we could accept had a best activity together.'”
Emotional Tributes Pour In For Alex Trebek, Beloved ‘Jeopardy!’ Host
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He added: “I assumption if I’d met her back I was in my 20s she wouldn’t accept been built-in yet. But hey, 29 years is appealing good.”
In a 2012 account with Washington Post announcer Dan Zak, Trebek said that he doesn’t decay time annoying about what ability accept been if he didn’t host Jeopardy!.
“I don’t absorb any time whatsoever cerebration about what ability accept been,” said Trebek. “It is what it is. My activity is what it is, and I can’t change it. I can change the future, but I can’t do annihilation about the past.”
The bold appearance host, who commonly has all the answers, connected to agenda that he will canyon with abounding questions unanswered.
“I will die after accepting appear up with the answers to abounding things in life,” said Trebek.
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