Nancy Sinatra, William Shatner and fellow stars pays tribute to Jeopardy host Alex Trebek after he loses battle to pancreatic cancer at age 80
Stars and fans are paying tribute to Jeopardy host Alex Trebek after his passing at age 80.
The TV icon passed away Sunday while surrounded by his family and friends, according to TMZ, after suffering from stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Nancy Sinatra, 80, was one of the first people to send her condolences, taking to Twitter to write: ‘Part of our lives for decades, he taught us about so many things and now Alex Trebek has gone from us. Sending love to his family and friends. We will miss you, sir. Godspeed.’
RIP: Jeopardy host Alex Trebek has died at age 80 after a battle against stage-four pancreatic cancer
Sad: Nancy Sinatra, 80, was one of the first people to send her condolences, taking to Twitter to write: ‘Part of our lives for decades’
William Shatner said: ‘Very sorry to hear the news about Alex Trebek. Condolences to his family.’
Jamie Lee Curtis wrote: ‘The answer is….. THANK YOU! Alex Trebek. You were grace and guts and humor and deep love.’
Armie Hammer said: ‘Greatest host of one of the greatest shows of all time who passed away sadly after a long battle with cancer.’
‘……Who was Alex Trebek?’
‘RIP Mr. Trebek. Thank you for always being there at the end of the day to take my mind off things.’
Ryan Reynolds talked about his experience working with the host, tweeting: ‘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.’
John Legend wrote: ‘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.’
Jimmy Kimmel said: ‘Couldn’t we have one nice weekend? A kind gentleman whose excellence was so consistent, it was easy to take for granted. Rest well, Mr. Trebek.’
Ellen reflected on his legacy, writing: ‘Alex Trebek hosted Jeopardy for 36 years. What an incredible career and remarkable life. I’m sending love to his family and fans.’
Record-breaking former contestant Ken Jennings shared a touching tribute, saying: ‘Alex wasn’t just the best ever at what he did. He was also a lovely and deeply decent man, and I’m grateful for every minute I got to spend with him.
He wen on: ‘Thinking today about his family and his Jeopardy! family—which, in a way, included millions of us.’
Steve Harvey tweeted: ‘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.’
Viola Davis paid her respects, saying: ‘RIP Alex Trebek. A true, true gentleman and courageous hero. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.’