News Alex Trebek has passed away

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  1. Random_Spock

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  2. Kai "the spy"

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    Not to be tasteless, but ... so shortly after Connery?!
     
  3. Gary Mitchell

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    Rest in peace Mr. Trebek.
     
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    This last Thursday's episode had a contestant who told Alex that as a child he would sit on his grandfather's lap while they watched Jeopardy! and that was how he initially learned English.

    Since he announced his cancer diagnosis, a number of the contestants would write something nice about him if they didn't know the answer, especially during final Jeopardy.

    At least we will have him through Christmas Day.
     
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  5. Jim Klag

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    This makes an old Jeopardy! fan very sad. He fought the good fight - and did it in public. RIP
     
  6. Skywalker

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    Knew that this was going to happen sooner or later with his diagnosis, but it still hurts. :(
     
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    Damn, last I heard he was still doing really well. RIP.
     
  8. Owain Taggart

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    Hurts hard no matter how much we knew it was going to eventually happen. I picked up his autobiography and plan on reading it soon.
     
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    Oh, what a shame. :(
     
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    I've been watching Classic Concentration on the Buzzr network this year and he was so great on that show. I loved his banter with the contestants and you could tell he was rooting for them to succeed in the Car rounds. Of course he basically is Jeopardy and the final years of Jeopardy really were some of the show's best, with James and the ultimate tournament of champions.

    RIP Alex. and thanks for the Memories.
     
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  11. Random_Spock

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    Word. And his kindness and sense of humor shown through.
     
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    :confused: that sucks.. Guess just waiting to see if you wake up the next day.. R.I.P. Sir. Thanks for the good memories.
     
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    He will be greatly missed. Jeopardy will not be the same without him. Alex was a true class act.
     
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    A true gentleman and a scholar for our generation. RIP, Alex.
     
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    People in there 40s were children when watched him start out in the 80s. He had a long run, and he stuck with it even after he thought of retiring. He will be missed, but the back catalog of Jeopardy! with him hosting...is gigantic.
     
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    I always liked his cameo on The X Files.
     
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    Trebek started hosting Jeopardy! in 1984, which is the year I was born. So, I grew up watching that show religiously.

    This one's taking a little while to sink in for me, but I think it might be a little dusty in the room when tomorrow's episode is aired.
     
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  18. Jim Klag

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    I watched the original Jeopardy! with Art Fleming as the host.
     
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    Speaking as one who knew people who died of pancreatic cancer, his struggle, and what medical science has learned from it, have brought hope to millions.

    Speaking as one who watched the Art Fleming Jeopardy as a child (along with the Hugh Downs Concentration and the Bud Collyer To Tell the Truth), I have no doubt that someone will succeed him. But speaking as one who also remembers High Rollers and his Hollywood Bowl broadcasts (the best were the years when he worked with KUSC's Gail Eichenthal), I also know that nobody could ever replace him.
     
  20. gblews

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    Even though we knew for a long time this was going to happen, it is still very sad. He seemed like a genuinely nice man. And he was a Lakers fan. RIP.