(TIML NEWS) A good host, he once said, could set his ego aside and let contestants be all they could be. But he let them know when he thought they missed easy answers.
Alex Trebek, who hosted “Jeopardy!” for a record-setting 36 years and who brought an authoritative and unflappable persona to the quiz show’s peculiar conceit, in which questions are delivered as answers, died on Sunday. He was 80. . He was
The death was confirmed by the show’s producers. They said episodes of the show hosted by Mr. Trebek will air through Dec. 25, and they have not made plans for a replacement.
Mr. Trebek had announced in a video on March 6, 2019, that he had received a diagnosis of Stage 4 pancreatic cancer that week. He said that like many others with the disease, he had no symptoms until it had spread throughout his body. He delivered the news from the show’s set, wearing, as usual, a bandbox fresh suit and tie as he spoke straight to the camera without sentiment or histrionics.