“Alex Trebek was like a family member who I watched every night.”
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Early Sunday morning, Alex Trebek, the beloved host of Jeopardy!, died at age 80.
Celebrity fans of the legendary game show host responded to the news with an outpouring of grief and shared memories of the man so many watched on their TV screens.
I’m so saddened that Alex Trebek has passed. Growing up, he made me feel like my nerdiness was valuable and I loved learning from watching jeopardy. It was our family’s nightly pleasure. https://t.co/MQLfQz6Fa1
I was obsessed with Jeopardy as a nerdy kid growing up in Ohio. I’ve loved and revered Alex Trebek since I can remember. What an iconic career. RIP Alex Trebek.
RIP Alex Trebek. A true, true gentleman and courageous hero. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest 💛
RIP #AlexTrebek 💗 what an icon
Damn you 2020!!! #RIPAlexTrebec 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 https://t.co/OBtQBQE2IL
Alex Trebek was kind enough to film a cameo for our film Free Guy last year despite his battle. He was gracious and funny. In addition to being curious, stalwart, generous, reassuring and of course, Canadian. We love you, Alex. And always will.
Some of Trebek’s fellow TV hosts remembered him as an icon and an influence.
Alex Trebek was like a family member who I watched every night. I remember going to the set to watch him tape a show before I started my TV career. He was a big influence and one of a kind. Rest In Peace, Alex. https://t.co/B9wq95uRg4
Television has lost a true treasure and icon. Alex was in a league of his own. Class act, grace and courage just scratch the surface. Always warm, friendly and unassuming. Robin & I send our heartfelt condolences to the entire Trebek family. You are all in our prayers. https://t.co/OQgadVrVGe
My heart is so sad over the passing of the classiest game show host of all time!!! His style was real to me …… condolences to his entire family and fans #AlexTrebek
A few shared memories of the times they were answers on the show, and how much that meant to them.
My heart is heavy hearing of Alex Trebek’s passing. The soundtrack of my life was hearing his voice every night at 7pm. There will never be a host quite like him ever again. God bless him and his family. And may his legacy forever live on. (Insert final Jeopardy music here.)
I’m heartbroken today hearing that Alex Trebek has died. My love of words was expanded watching @Jeopardy hearing him enunciate. I rarely missed an episode and felt like I “made it” in the industry hearing my name spoken by Alex as one of the questions. You will be truly missed.
RIP Alex Trebek. I’ll never forget this moment…_b
Even some politicians mourned the loss.
We have lost an icon. Almost 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. My deepest condolences to his family, friends, and all who are mourning this tremendous loss.
With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to Alex Trebek. I remember meeting Alex in 2016. His kind demeanor and welcoming personality reminded me of why for over four decades we welcomed him into our homes. I send my condolences to family and fans during this difficult time.
A: Millions of Americans welcomed this iconic game show host into their homes every night, and he will be sorely missed. Q: Who is Alex Trebek? https://t.co/rupt8DdCD2
Julia Reinstein is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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