Tribute to Alex Trebek

Jake Minnick '21

Alex Trebek, the long-running host of the popular gameshow Jeopardy! passed away on November 8, 2020 at the age of 80, surrounded by friends and family. Trebek had been battling pancreatic cancer for over a year, becoming a beacon of hope for others battling the disease.

Fans of the American television icon gave support to his family and shared the memories that Trebek had brought so many families throughout the world over his life and career.

Hosting over 8,000 episodes in 37 seasons, Trebek reached the homes of families at 7:00 PM each evening. A kind, gentle, and intelligent soul, Trebek presented each question and correct answer with the utmost dignity and clarity.

From the theme song ringing in our ears to the funny introductions of each contestant, the show’s host brought smiles and laughter. Trebek will be greatly missed in our daily lives.