(Topic ID: 281240)

Alex Trebek has died at 80


By Captainhook

78 days ago



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#1 78 days ago

Who-Dey and now Alex! I hate 2020, Rip Alex.

#2 78 days ago

RIP , I wonder who will replace him on the show?

#3 78 days ago

sorry to hear this.

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#4 78 days ago

I’ll take Canadian icons for $1000.

This beloved Canadian was nominated for 31 Daytime Emmy Awards.

Who is Alex Trebek?

#5 78 days ago

RIP

#6 78 days ago

Hopefully not someone like drew carey

Legend.. RIP

Quoted from Percula:

RIP , I wonder who will replace him on the show?

#8 78 days ago

Somewhat oddly fitting that he died shortly after Sean Connery - I'll take The Rapists for $500, that's Therapists for $500. RIP and enjoy that great game show in the sky.

#9 78 days ago

RIP Alex.

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#10 78 days ago

So sad, RIP Alex.

#11 78 days ago

He definitely had a cool name. My roommate in college religiously recorded it and I had to watch it every day. What is a platypus?

#12 78 days ago

He fought hard and lived longer than the mean for that disease.

#13 78 days ago

Jeopardy will never be the same. Sad new.

LTG : (

#14 78 days ago

I’m done with this year.

#15 78 days ago

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Trebek back in the early '90's at ShowEast, a convention I used to attend yearly when I was in the business. My wife and I were newlyweds at the time and I had run into him when I had to run outside to take a call. I nearly ran into him and exclaimed, "You're Alex Trebek !" and he quickly followed up with.."and you're Norm ****" I've been wanting to meet up with you!" Stupid ass that I was, he was looking at my name tag and we both had a good laugh. My then-new wife came over to me and told me our table was ready, Alex had introduced himself, then introduced me to her. She was floored. Such a kind and decent man, with quick wit. He'll be missed, to be sure.

#16 78 days ago

Sad day for sure. An icon!! Alex will be missed!!

#17 78 days ago

Very sad news Rest In Peace. To answer one of the questions .

I think Ken Jennings will be replacement.

#18 78 days ago

I'm a big jeopardy fan. It's really sad to hear this news.
My thoughts go out to his family and loved ones.

2020 is a just a non-stop shitshow...

#19 78 days ago

He felt real in his job. I enjoyed that.
Bob Barker is in his 90s now.

#20 78 days ago
Quoted from indybru:

Very sad news Rest In Peace. To answer one of the questions .
I think Ken Jennings will be replacement.

Unfortunately I think you're right. Jennings is kind of a dick

#21 78 days ago
Quoted from jellikit:

RIP Alex.
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Loved High Rollers before his Jeopardy days. Ruta Lee is still around....

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#22 78 days ago

I was fortunate to work with Alex for almost 10 years on Jeopardy. Always the consummate professional. He will be greatly missed.

#23 78 days ago

He was a class act. I think that Brooke Burns will be his replacement.

#24 78 days ago

Last night I got a strange feeling completely out of the blue... I felt compelled to watch Jepordy. I don't think I've actually watched an episode in over a decade. I just had the sudden unexplainable compulsion to watch it while in the middle of cooking dinner. I flipped on the TV, and oddly enough, not only did it happen to be on, but the episode was just starting. So I casually watched as if it was something I was "required" to do, and at the end I felt I somehow satisfied this unexplainable need to see it. Needless to say, this morning's news came as a shock.

Godspeed Alex!

#25 78 days ago
Quoted from Dr_Smith:

Last night I got a strange feeling completely out of the blue... I felt compelled to watch Jepordy. I don't think I've actually watched an episode in over a decade. I just had the sudden unexplainable compulsion to watch it while in the middle of cooking dinner. I flipped on the TV, and oddly enough, not only did it happen to be on, but the episode was just starting. So I casually watched as if it was something I was "required" to do, and at the end I felt I somehow satisfied this unexplainable need to see it. Needless to say, this morning's news came as a shock.
Godspeed Alex!

Lives in Las Vegas? Check
Gets premonitions? Check

What's your feeling on the Monday night football game?

#26 78 days ago

Sad news. His enthusiasm and curiosity seemed to be very genuine.

For anybody who doesn't know it, this is the Alex brownie story:

“I had just arrived in California and went to a friend’s house for dinner, and there were brownies. I love brownies—I’m a chocoholic—and I didn’t realize that they were hash brownies. And… whoa. That threw me for a loop. I took down about a half-dozen. The dinner party was on a Friday, and I was not able to leave that house until Sunday afternoon. I spent the next day and a half in bed. It was not a good trip, and I have not done any of that stuff since!”

#27 78 days ago
Quoted from Daditude:

What's your feeling on the Monday night football game?

LoL, well I don't watch or follow any sports at all and have never had a sports premonition.
That being said, my feeling would be that the Patriots will win (by 7 or perhaps even by 10).

#28 76 days ago

RIP sir. You have my thoughts forever.

#29 76 days ago

They did a nice eulogy including a write up and a short video by the producer on their website. No new host will be announced yet, and they will run Alex's final filmed episodes through December 25.

https://www.jeopardy.com/jbuzz/news-events/alex-trebek-1940-2020

#30 76 days ago

I felt like a part of my family passed away when I heard the sad news. We will watch the rest of the shows with a heavy heart. My the Lord shine his light until his soul. What is we love you Alex

#31 76 days ago

What a Man! Had me respond to a TV a thousand times with vocal answers. He will live on..

#32 76 days ago
Quoted from Percula:

RIP , I wonder who will replace him on the show?

Ben Shapiro could do it, he just doesn't know it yet.

#33 76 days ago

RIP Mr Trebek

PS Ken Jennings gets my vote to carry the Jeopardy torch, pretty sure he’s qualified

#34 76 days ago

Sad to hear RIP.

#35 76 days ago

Dang. Trebek and Connery both gone.

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#36 74 days ago

Funny, my favorite Connery line is actually Darrell Hammond:

Trebek: Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?
Connery: No, but I kish _your_ mother with it!

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#37 63 days ago
Quoted from thechakapakuni:

RIP Mr Trebek

PS Ken Jennings gets my vote to carry the Jeopardy torch, pretty sure he’s qualified

I’m going to quote myself here, Ken Jennings is going to be the interim host! Couldn’t think of a better person for the job

1 week later
#38 52 days ago
Quoted from thechakapakuni:

I’m going to quote myself here, Ken Jennings is going to be the interim host! Couldn’t think of a better person for the job

Jennings is going to be the first guest host. They haven't picked a replacement yet.

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