Alex Trebek, RIP

We're very saddened to learn that the iconic Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has died after a battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He was 80. TMZ reports:

The TV icon died Sunday surrounded by friends and family at his home. Alex had been battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer since announcing the news back in March 2019. He immediately started chemo after the diagnosis, but made no plans to retire and continued hosting his game show … as impressively as ever.

Trebek powered through for a full year — despite what he called "massive attacks of great depression that made me wonder if it was really worth fighting on" — because he said he realized giving up on life would be a betrayal to his wife, God and other cancer patients.

Jeopardy! also posted a statement:

Rest in peace, Alex. It's hard to picture a world without you.