November 24, 2020

Sports world mourns the loss of beloved Canadian broadcaster Alex Trebek

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Canada has lost one of its most beloved icons. Alex Trebek, longtime host of the...

Canada has lost one of its most beloved icons.

Alex Trebek, longtime host of the quiz show “Jeopardy!” died Sunday at the age of 80 surrounded by family and friends at his home in California.

The Sudbury, Ont., native, who debuted as host of “Jeopardy!” in 1984, announced his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2019.

“Thanks to the — believe it or not — hundreds of thousands of people who have sent in tweets, texts, emails, cards and letters wishing me well,” Trebek said a week after telling the world of his diagnosis. “I’m a lucky guy.”

Following the news of his passing on Sunday, that outpouring of love continued, with figures from around the sports world mourning the loss of one of Canada’s best.

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