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Alex Trebek

Trebek walking on the red carpet in 2012.
Trebek at the 71st Annual Peabody Awards Luncheon in 2012
George Alexander Trebek

(1940-07-22)July 22, 1940
Died November 8, 2020(2020-11-08) (aged 80)
Citizenship Canadian
American (from 1998)
Alma mater University of Ottawa (BA)
  • Television personality
  • game show host
Years active 1961–2020
Political party Independent
  • Elaine Trebek Kares
    (m. 1974; div. 1981)
  • Jean Currivan-Trebek (m. 1990)
Children 3
Honours Order of Canada

George Alexander "Alex" Trebek OC (July 22, 1940 – November 8, 2020) was a Canadian-American television game show host. He is best known as the host of Jeopardy!, which he hosted from 1984 until his death. He was born in Greater Sudbury, Ontario. He became a naturalized American citizen in 1998. In 2011, he snapped his achilles tendon while trying to stop a thief trying to rob his San Francisco hotel room.

In March 2019, Trebek announced that he had been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. He died from the disease on 8 November 2020 in Los Angeles, aged 80.


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Trebek in May 2012
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