Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has passed away, and it hasn't taken long for the world to react. Many celebrities far and wide are memorializing the television icon, as are the notable former players who celebrated a good deal of success on the game. Not long after his death was officially announced, Jeopardy! GOAT Ken Jennings as well as James Holzhauer and many others took to social media to reflect on Trebek's legacy.
Ken Jennings, who recently took on a behind-the-scenes role on the game show, was one of the first to eulogize Alex Trebek. Jennings took to Twitter with a short but sweet message, as well as a picture taken of the two of them goofing around on set:
James Holzhauer, another Jeopardy! great who will soon face off against Jennings on another program, also spoke highly of Alex Trebek and his experience with the host during the trying time in the Trebek's life:
Of course, we can't mention Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer without also talking about the record holder for most Jeopardy prize money ever won, Brad Rutter. Rutter shared his feelings on the day, knowing that he lost a man that meant a lot to his life:
Other former winners are eulogizing Alex Trebek as well, including former winner Austin Rogers. Rogers, who once humorously got Trebek to say "dick tree" on Jeopardy!, talked about the host and the legacy he left behind.
Former Tournament of Champions winner Buzzy Cohen was also among those feeling the weight of the loss. Cohen talked about how much losing Alex Trebek meant to him, and how he'd feel even if he wasn't a former champion on the show:
Some had the words to express how they felt, others simply chose to pay respects with a small statement. Former 2019 champion Jennifer Quail chose to do that with a small hashtag to acknowledge that she too was thinking of Alex Trebek today:
Perhaps the most heartwarming post today comes from a recent episode, in which champion Burt Thakur was able to tell Alex Trebek just how special he was to him. In a tear-jerking video, listen to Thakur tell the host about how he played a major factor in his life.
Jeopardy! champions and viewers alike will miss Alex Trebek, and it'll be a tall order for the host who wiill fill his shoes. As for Trebek, his remaining episodes are expected to air on television, with the final episode set to air on Christmas day.
CinemaBlend would like to offer its condolences to the family and friends of Alex Trebek and wish them well during this trying time. As always, continue to stick with CinemaBlend for all the latest happening in television and movie news.
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