Sports world mourns death of Alex Trebek

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Alex had been battling the disease for years, and told fans that he would continue to host Jeopardy! as long as "my skills have not diminished".

"I went to school in the mornings and worked at nights", Trebek later recalled of his time with the CBC. He was amusing. Along with being inquisitive, stalwart, generous, reassuring and needless to say, Canadian. "Nearly every night for more than three decades, Alex Trebek entertained and educated millions around the world, instilling in so many of us a love for trivia", said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a statement on Trebek's passing. "He loved that. He'd get to the end of the show and say 'boy, wasn't that great?' and he'd look right at the contestants and say 'thank you, '" Richards said. Plans for announcing a new host have not yet been made.

John wrote:"I had been obsessed with Jeopardy as a heterosexual child growing up in Ohio". As I had an opportunity to speak with Levy while he was promoting a film he'd produced, Love and Monsters, I brought up the fact that Guy's inclusion as a clue in Jeopardy was a pretty big deal. What an iconic career. He was a fighter and also one of the nicest people on this planet. A kind gentleman whose excellence was so consistent, it was easy to take for granted.

"Rest well, Mr. Trebek", he added. Maybe it's better if he ends the show just the same as he has all these years, so that way he'll never really be gone from his post.

Download the Pinkvilla App for latest Bollywood & Entertainment news, hot celebrity photos, lifestyle articles, fashion & beauty news, Hollywood, K-Drama etc. "He was also a lovely and deeply decent man, and I'm grateful for every minute I got to spend with him".