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George Alexander Trebek

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Birthplace: Greater Sudbury, Greater Sudbury Division, Ontario, Canada
Death: November 08, 2020 (80)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States (Pancreatic Cancer)
Immediate Family:

Son of George Edward Trebek and Lucille Trebek
Husband of Private
Ex-husband of Private
Ex-partner of Beverly Adams
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Barbara Lafrance (Trebek)

Occupation: Jeopardy Host
Managed by: Andrew Quinn Champion
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About Alex Trebek

George Alexander Trebek OC (July 22, 1940 – November 8, 2020) was a Canadian-American television personality, game show host and actor. He was the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! after its revival in 1984, and also hosted a number of other game shows, including The Wizard of Odds, Double Dare, High Rollers, Battlestars, Classic Concentration, and To Tell the Truth. Trebek was contracted to host Jeopardy! until 2022. Trebek also made appearances in numerous television series, in which he usually played himself. A native of Canada, he became a naturalized United States citizen in 1998. For his work on Jeopardy!, Trebek received 31 nominations for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host, winning 7 times. Trebek died the morning of November 8, 2020 after battling pancreatic cancer for almost two years.

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Canadian-American game show host. Host of Jeopardy! since 1984.

Actor, Game Show Host. He was the host of Jeopardy! from 1984 until his death in 2020. Born in Sudbury Canada, he was born to a chef who had emigrated to the U.S. when he was a child, and a Franco-Ontarian. He got his first job when he was 13, as a bellhop at the hotel where his father worked as a chef. He did not just host Jeopardy! He also hosted the NBC of a new game show called The Wizard of Odds. The show debuted in 1973. That same year, Trebek emigrated to the U.S. He also made many guest appearances on some of the biggest shows, including on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, How I Met Your Mother, Hot in Cleveland, and many more. He also had a number of health problems throughout his life. In 2007, he suffered a minor heart attack in his home, but fortunately he did recover from. He advertised on TV commercials for Colonial Penn. In December 2017, Trebek was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after reportedly experiencing complications from a fall in October of that same year. In 2019, Trebek received a life-threatening diagnosis. He announced on March 6, 2019, that he had been diagnosed with stage IV (4) pancreatic cancer. Over the next few months, he underwent chemotherapy and seemed to be recovering from the disease. But on November 8, 2020, Trebek died at his home surrounded by family from the cancer. He was 80 years old.

Game Show Host. He was the host of Jeopardy! from 1984 until his death in 2020. Born in Sudbury Canada, he was born to a chef who had emigrated to the U.S. when he was a child, and a Franco-Ontarian. He got his first job when he was 13, as a bellhop at the hotel where his father worked as a chef. He did not just host Jeopardy! He also hosted the NBC of a new game show called The Wizard of Odds. The show debuted in 1973. That same year, Trebek emigrated to the U.S. He also made many guest appearances on some of the biggest shows, including on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, How I Met Your Mother, Hot in Cleveland, and many more. He also had a number of health problems throughout his life. In 2007, he suffered a minor heart attack in his home, but fortunately he did recover from. In December 2017, Trebek was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after reportedly experiencing complications from a fall in October of that same year. In 2019, Trebek received a life-threatening diagnosis. He announced on March 6, 2019, that he had been diagnosed with stage IV (4) pancreatic cancer. Over the next few months, he underwent chemotherapy and seemed to be recovering from the disease. But on November 8, 2020, Trebek died at his home surrounded by family from the cancer. He was 80 years old.

Alex Trebek, long-running 'Jeopardy!' host, dead at 80

(CNN)Alex Trebek, the genial "Jeopardy!" host with all the answers and a reassuring presence in the TV game-show landscape for five decades, has died. He was 80 years old.


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Alex Trebek's Timeline

1940
July 22, 1940
Greater Sudbury, Greater Sudbury Division, Ontario, Canada
2020
November 8, 2020
Age 80
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States