WWE issues statement on the passing of Alex Trebek
As many of you might know by now, TV icon and game show host Alex Trebek has passed away after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Trebek appeared as one of the celebrity guests at WrestleMania 7 alongside Regis Philbin and others.
The news of Trebek’s passing first broke via the official Jeopardy! social media accounts.
Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex. pic.twitter.com/Yk2a90CHIM
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) November 8, 2020
WWE issued the following statement on Trebek’s passing:
Alex Trebek passes away
WWE is saddened to learn that Alex Trebek has passed away at the age of 80.
The game show legend became an icon as he hosted “Jeopardy!” for 36 years, and he traversed the WWE Universe in the process, playing a prominent role at WrestleMania VII. Trebek served as a backstage interviewer and was the guest ring announcer for the WWE Championship clash between Hulk Hogan and Sgt. Slaughter.
A seven-time Emmy winner for Outstanding Game Show Host, Trebek hosted several other shows, including “The Wizard of Odds,” “Double Dare,” and more.
WWE extends its condolences to Trebek’s family, friends, and fans.