Daily Almanac for Monday, November 8, 2021; Day 312 of the Year

On this date one year ago, 2020, Jeopardy Game Show Host, Alex Trebek died at age 80 of Pancreatic Cancer. Here he is at the Peabody Awards in 2012. By Anders Krusberg for The Peabody Awards, CC BY 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS

George Alexander Trebek OC (/trəˈbɛk/; July 22, 1940 – November 8, 2020) was a Canadian-American game show host and television personality. He hosted the syndicated general knowledge quiz game show Jeopardy! for 37 seasons from its revival in 1984 until his death in 2020. Trebek also hosted a number of other game shows, including The Wizard of OddsDouble DareHigh RollersBattlestarsClassic Concentration, and To Tell the Truth. He also made appearances, usually as himself, in numerous films and television series.

native of Canada, Trebek became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1998. He received the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host eight times for his work on Jeopardy! He died on November 8, 2020 at age 80, after a 20-month battle with stage IV pancreatic cancer. Trebek had been contracted to host Jeopardy! until 2022.

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