Alex Trebek
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Alex Trebek, the beloved host of the iconic TV game show “Jeopardy!” for more than 35 years, died November 8, 2020 at the age of 80, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

See the obituary and full coverage at Legacy.

We invite you to share condolences for Alex Trebek in our Guest Book.
Published in New York Times on Nov. 8, 2020.
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1683 entries
March 3, 2021
We miss you so much. Alex; you'll be happy to know the show goes on and we are new viewers. We love you, though. Bob, Arnie, Terry Roos.
Theresa Roos
February 28, 2021
Rest In Peace Alex I sure miss watching you on TV I been watching you for ove 30 years Family you have my condolences a good man
Adrienne
Friend
February 27, 2021
I , GREW UP WATCHING ALL OF MR. TREBEK'S T.V. SHOWS WHEN , I BECAME A FATHER TO MY SON !!!!!!!!!! ENJOY , YOUR WEEKEND TO YOU AND BRAYDEN !!!!!!!!!!!! MATTHEW 26:01-26:75 ........ MARK 1:01-1:45 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ROMANS 3:01-3:31 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JOSHUA 6:01-6:90 ??????????? & PSALMS 23:01-23:8:00 !!!!!!!!!!!!
ANDREW JOSHUA LAWLESS SR
February 25, 2021
It's not that I watched JEOPARDY on a regular basis, but, the more I learn of Alex's life and special qualities that he had, the more I've come to appreciate him. I will, however, now pay closer attention to any details forthcoming, on his life, and what made him the special person that he was-even tho late in the game. I'm adding my thankfulness for him and extraordinary people, such as he was- his goodness, plus his beautiful demeanor. My deepest thankfulness for people like Alex, and others like him. His example is one to use as a pattern to follow-cheers to you, Alex-and hope that God will instill your qualities in many more people. His family must be heartbroken, along with so many of ours. He will remain in our hearts, warmed with the thought of his being.
judy tabak
Friend
February 24, 2021
HAPPY , HUMP DAY TO YOU !!!!!! MY FRIEND AND BRAYDEN FROM , EVERYONE AT BYRON'S BAR AND GRILLE RESTAURANT !!!!!!!!!! #00 #44 #2 #32 #3 #64 & #30 ROMANS 3:01-3:31 !!!!!!!!!!!! THESSALONIANS 3:01-3:50 !!!!!!!!!!!!! MARK 1:01-1:45 !!!!!!!!!!!! & MATTHEW 26:01-26:75 ????????????????????
BRANDON DUNCAN LASALLE I
February 21, 2021
MAY , GOD BLESS AMERICA TO YOU SIR AND BRAYDEN FROM , EVERYBODY AT BYRON'S BAR AND GRILLE RESTAURANT #99 #11 #34 & #40 !!!!!!!!!!! PSALMS 23:01-7:00 ........ MATTHEW 26:01-26:75 !!!!!!!!! MARK 1:01-1:45 !!!!!!!!!!!!!! ROMANS 3:01-3:31 ??????????? HOSEA 3:01-3:30 .......... & JOEL 3:01-3:50 !!!!!!!!!!!!
BIG BOSS MAN JOHN JASWELL
February 19, 2021
I , GREW UP WATCHING ALL OF ALEX'S GAME SHOWS AS , A CHILD !!!!!!!!!!!!!! ENJOY , YOUR WEEKEND TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!! MY FRIEND !!!!!!!!!!!!! TITUS 3:01-3:15 !!!!!!!!!!!! MARK 1:01-1:45 !!!!!!!!!!!!! MATTHEW 26:01-26:75 !!!!!!!!!!! ROMANS 3:01-3:31 ??????????? & PSALMS 23:01-2:00 ........
CARLISLE VICTOR STAMOS
February 19, 2021
Dear Jean and family, May the love and wonderful memories that you have of Alex, forever be close to your heart. Myself, a fan of his wit, love for knowledge and humanity's needs. Thank God for reruns! Michele
Michele
February 18, 2021
I surely enjoyed his hosting Jepordy show and his warm and intelligence presence on stage.



Friend
February 17, 2021
You taught me my English ... thank you Alex.
natasha orlando
February 17, 2021
My family and I loved his show, he was funny and kind to his people on his show. We miss him so much. I always watched the show.
Natasha orlando
February 16, 2021
I have been watching jeopardy for many years. I mean back when Art Fleming was the host. When Alex took over he really made the show his own. I miss him very much. I still watch the show almost every day it is on. Thank you so much Alex.
Johnnie Williams
Friend
February 15, 2021
We'll forever miss Alex Trebek
Rest In Peach
Kim Davidson
February 12, 2021
ENJOY , YOUR VALENTINE'S DAY TO A LONG-TIME GAME SHOW TO YOU SIR AND BRAYDEN FROM , EVERYBODY AT BYRON'S BAR AND GRILLE RESTAURANT !!!!!!!!!!! KINGS 7:01-7:51 ?????????????? MATTHEW 26:01-26:75 ....... MARK 1:01-1:45 ........ & THESSALONIANS 3:01-3:18 ...........
ARTHUR JESSE QUINN
February 11, 2021
Dear Alex,

You taught me that there is still a lot to learn after we get out of school on "Jeopardy." You taught me how to concentrate on "Classic Concentration." These past few months have not been the same without you. May you rest in peace.
Nick
February 10, 2021
Dear Family of Alex, Alex was in my Living Room six nights a week for over 30 years. Jeopardy was an evening tradition. I know you all must be devastated by this great loss.
Please accept my humble condolences and know millions of us are suffering with you and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers !

Sincerely In Christ,
Archbishop Michael J. Hillis

Michael Hillis
Friend
January 29, 2021
Miss you. I ❤ that Ken ends the show with thanking you. That is called respect for the great one. Ken is a good choice to fill your shoes Alex. But sure miss seeing you. But it will be ok. Thanks for all the years.
Minnie Schalk
January 28, 2021
Can't say enough. Truly one of the greats. You were genuine and in today's world hard to come by. Wish I could of had cup of coffee with you before you went home. Rest in peace my friend.
Ryan Ray
Acquaintance
January 27, 2021
Addison Graves
Acquaintance
January 26, 2021
Our heartfelt sympathy to the Trebek family.Alex was a National Icon who was always present in most people homes on weekdays. No matter how busy or tired we are , there’s always time to watch Jeopardy with Alex Trebek. Alex you will always be remembered. The John-Williams family of Woodbridge Virginia.
Milford John-Williams, Sr.
January 25, 2021
I sure miss seeing you on TV I been watching you for over 31 years love you miss you May You Rest In Peace
Adrienne
Friend
January 20, 2021
I miss this man and I am still so sad. I just dont understand why it has affected me this way. I felt like I lost a really good friend. I love Jeopardy! and its my favorite TV show. I know Alex would have wanted the show to go on. And it will. We will keep your legacy alive, Alex. You are a sweet man with a sweet calming voice. I wish you didn't leave us. I think about you all the time. My heart is broken and I'm so sad that you are gone. Love you xoxox
Robin
Friend
January 18, 2021
Thanks for hosting game show Jeopardy
And I hope it will continue with Ken Jennings
He does a very good job
At it.
Sorry for your Loss of
Alex Trebek
Danny Marchand
Significant Other
January 18, 2021
Alex was an extraordinary man and loved by so many. My husband and I watched his show every day. We will continue to watch in his honor. Thank you Alex for your educational entertainment.
Carolyn Beckett
January 18, 2021
Alex there will never be another you every time I seen the last show and at the end Peter Allen sang it best You could it done it all again Even Now When I seen the Tribute I break down because I was Praying. Perhaps you were of been the first one to beat this Cancer I can’t watch Jeopardy now without it’s star You were the high light of the show and I don’t bean to be selfish when I said I wanted you around longer but after I heard how much pain you were in I realize that God knew you had a enough & he knew how hard you fought There Will never be another Host that can replace you you were the Tops on Tv & in Viewers hearts So I want you to know Rest now Sweet Prince you will always be fondly remember much love & Respect
Marie Bagley
Friend
January 16, 2021
I don’t know where to begin but I will try my best on this.

To my dear friend Alex Trebek. You were an Icon to everyone that knew you Alex create a new will be greatly missed to everyone that knew you. Thank you for just being you. Any being there for everyone every night on television for the past 37 years. I will never forget you Alex Trebek because you were and still are an angel sent from above.

Now it’s time to begin the new journey up in the blue sky called heaven Alex even though you no longer here with us. And no longer on our television you were still here with us in spirit.

Now it’s time for you Alex to begin a new show in heaven end be the supporter entrance to everyone that knew you and just to keep that smile that you always had on this earth. Have a wonderful flight to the heavens Alex you will be missed.
Dylan Biddle
Friend
January 16, 2021
Milt and I send sincere condolences to Alex's wife,Son,and Daughter. Milton and Iris Zaft
Iris Frances Zaft
January 15, 2021
Rest in peace Alex Trebek. You will always be in my heart forever and ever! I wish I had a chance to meet you before you left me. I really enjoyed watching you on jeopardy for a very long time. I miss you very much. I wish you never had left me and you will always be by my side forever. My heart is broken and i am very sad that you are gone. I will never forget you. I will always and forever say prayers about you and will always think about you? I love you very very much. Xo xo xo
Daniella Curtiss
Friend
January 15, 2021
Rest in peace Alex Trebek. You will always be in my heart forever and ever! I miss you so much! I wish I had met you in person. You were the best and will be missed. I wish you were here? I love you very much and I will never forget you! Rip:
Daniella Curtiss
January 14, 2021
Mr.Trebek I sure miss seeing you on jeopardy. Big shoes to fill. Just sending you a message as you can see Ken is doing alright. I will keep watching till I can. Peace b with you always. Till me meet.
Minnie Schalk
January 14, 2021
I have enjoyed watching jeopardy since I was a kid with my mom and dad and siblings. We all loved it and loved you.
I just finished reading your book and enjoyed it very much. You certainly had a colorful life.
Rest In Peace!❤
Stephen Suhovsky
Friend
January 13, 2021
Thank you for sharing your life with us and giving this amazing amount of knowledge.
Patty Darr
Friend
January 12, 2021
Thank you for the love and encouragement you gave us while you were sick. I am confident you’re enjoying your new life with Jesus.
A Putnam
Acquaintance
January 12, 2021
He gave us more courage by the manner he traveled his last earthly days.
Andrea L Putnam Struble
Friend
January 11, 2021
Great man admired him and watched him every night. He is now at peace.
Mary Sleeper
January 10, 2021
A true renaissance gentleman. A man with a beautiful soul that lived life to the fullest!

We will truly miss amazing Alex Trebek. You gave the world a "peek" of your strength, and courage until the last days! You are truly inspiring.

May you rest in eternal peace and know that there are millions of people that love you and miss you dearly.

RIP
Elaine
Elaine
January 9, 2021
Who is Alex Trebek?
A true gentlemen, with grace and class...and never forgot he was a Canadian.
Jeopardy will never be the same....
May his family take comfort in knowing how much he was loved.
RIP Mr. Trebek
Filomena
January 9, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Trebek's family. Jeopardy will never be the same for me. You will be missed Mr. Trebek. R.I.P.
Reba Woodward
January 9, 2021
My name is evangelos tsirigotis, i am also an american canadian, born in montreal canada. I saw his game shows all the time, even his commercials. You know you didn't even have to know mr trebek, but just the way he has spoken, his smile, and his kindness in his words, his personality was great. Yes he was one of a kind a great human being that brought the goodness out of all of us. True he left here, so called earth but his legacy lives forever in our hearts and minds of the human race. I will miss his smile and wonderful words that he always used to uplift human minds and souls. He is in a better place now with god, Mrs Trebek, his love is always with you, that will never die, take care of yourself, and god bless you and your family, Evangelos Tsirigotis.
EVANGELOS TSIRIGOTIS
Friend
January 9, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Samir Dutta
Acquaintance
January 8, 2021
I’ve been watching Jeopardy ever since I was a little girl,he will be deeply missed.
RIP Alex Trebek
Sally MacMillan
Friend
January 8, 2021
Thank you for all those years on jeopardy. You will be missed greatly. RIP. Blessings to your family. ♥
EIleen Mccann
January 8, 2021
You were staple in our lives since your debut with Jeopardy. You will be missed. Your death has left a void in our lives. Your legacy will leave on. Thanks for being part of our lives all these years. Rest In Peace Alex and God Bless You.
Carlos Marin
Friend
January 8, 2021
I can barely hold it together watching the last episode tonight. He will be SO deeply missed as I faithfully watched him each night. I learned so much and he was so eager to absorb the knowledge he so generously shared with us.
He’s up there grilling the angels I just know it!
Debbie McCallum
Friend
January 8, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. We loved your show and will surely miss you as a host!
Joyce & Paul Anyango
Acquaintance
January 8, 2021
Will miss you !!!
Marion Moore
Friend
January 8, 2021
Rest In Peace, Mr. Alex Trebek.
I watched you while, growing up on Jeopardy.
Will miss seeing you there.
May you have eternal peace.
Monica C.
Acquaintance
January 8, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I learned a lot from Alex. Thank you
Terry Ryan
Acquaintance
January 8, 2021
Last show for Mr. Trebek....So Long.
Amelia Bortolotti
January 7, 2021
COLIN CAMPBELL
Friend
January 6, 2021
I’ve never seen a person battle such an all-consuming disease as he did, with such class and grace. He obviously was a truly good, kind person. I know the sadness and loss I feel. I can’t imagine what his wife and children are going through.

My prayers and thoughts are with you, dear Trebek family. RIP Alex!
Carol Opacity
Orlando, Fl
Carol Opacity
January 5, 2021
My Condolences to Alex’s family .
Thank you for sharing him with the world for so many years .
He had bee a constant in my home for many years .
Diana Flick
Friend
January 5, 2021
Fellow Canadian. He was a wonderful person, in my eyes. I first watched him on CBC. I am 74 years old. Then I watched him on Jeopardy for years. I will miss him. God Bless him and keep him in God's hands.
Linda Geladaris
January 4, 2021
Alex has been in my living room every night for as long as I can remember. I thought Alex looked so much like my dad; both hollywood handsome, cheeky, knowledgeable, and funny!! My dad passed in 2012 and watching Jeopardy was comforting to me; it was like seeing dad; weird but true! Alex's passing has left me more emotional than I expected;a realization of the loss a truly wonderful man and the echoing of the loss of my dad!
I was in awe of Alex's honesty about his cancer and his insistence in carrying on!!
Please accept my sincere condolences!
Michele Taylor
January 4, 2021
You brough such joy to so many homes
You will be sorely misssed.
Debbie/Tommy Clapsaddle
Friend
January 4, 2021
My condolences to Alex's wife and family members, he was an outstanding host of Jeopardy for many years and he had an excellent sense of humor. He is part of my family because my oldest daughter loved watching Jeopardy when she was a teenager. I tried to answer the questions before she did when we watched the show on TV but I never could. He will be dearly missed. May he rest in peace.


Elaine Solis
Acquaintance
January 2, 2021
I have many Jeopardys recorded. I'll watch over and over to have your presence in my living room. It won't be the same, but it's the best I can do.
Judy Gee
Friend
December 31, 2020
I shall miss Alex Trebek. I watched Jeopardy every evening. I did not know Alex personally of course, but I got the impression that he was a genuinely good man. He was concerned about the less fortunate and the environment. He showed admiration for those who were engaged in work that showed a social conscience. Sincere condolences to his wife and children. Alex Trebek was like family. Sincere condolences to the Trebek family





Gloria Tillery
December 30, 2020
Our family extend our heartfelt condolences to Alex Trebek's family. The 'Stewart's' in Utopia, Stayner and Lake Dalrymple Ontario Canada will miss having Alex in our homes each evening. We have made a donation to World Vision in his memory.
Brian and Marj Stewart
December 29, 2020
Our family will miss you being in our living room for the past 35 years
Tami Cloud
December 29, 2020
You were the man in my life.
Mary Wallen
December 29, 2020
Alex will be missed. He was a very smart man.
Robert Newman
December 28, 2020
There will never be another Alex Trebek and he will forever be dearly missed. God bless and watch over his entire family.
Tom Ziko
December 28, 2020
What a wonderful man. We’ll miss him ❤❤❤❤
Karen Springer
Friend
December 26, 2020
we loved watching you and your beloved show Jeopardy... we will dearly miss you ..
rest in peace ... dear ALEX TREBEK...
don & Kimm wong
Friend
December 26, 2020
Thank you Alex for being such an amazing host to such a phenomenal show for so many years. God bless you as you rest with your Lord. We will miss you dearly.
Marian Turner
Teacher
December 26, 2020
You were truly a wonderful person, always thoughtful and caring of others, I will miss your great sense of humour and the real love you had for Jeopardy, rest on kind Sir!
donna Calwill
December 26, 2020
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Gay Williams
December 25, 2020
I really miss Alex, and I know that most of America and Canada, among other places do too. If there was one person on this earth that I could revive and make immortal, it would be Alex Trebek.
Evan
December 24, 2020
You will always be remembered for your wit, class, and intelligence. You maintained these qualities during your illness and worked just about the end. We all hoped you would beat your cancer even though pancreatic cancer is difficult to beat. Thank you for the memories and rest in peace.
Adele Rodriguez
December 24, 2020
ENJOY , YOUR HOLIDAYS TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SIR PSALMS 19:01-19:14 ........... MATTHEW 26:01-26:75 !!!!!!!!!! MARK 1:01-1:45 !!!!!!!!!!!!! & ROMANS 2:01-2:29 ???????????????????????????
SHERIFF WOODY MATTHEW KEEGAN II
December 24, 2020
Alex was unique and always on top of his game...Hw was always positive in life. Even going through his chemo was difficult
He bravely met it head on.
You will be greatly missed❤❤
Sincerely
Mary ann leveille
December 23, 2020
Our family has been positively affected by Mr. Trebek and our 11 year old daughter has truly grieved his passing. He was such a positive person and encouraged all of us to never stop learning.
Sincerely,
The Claxton Family
April Claxton, Oklahoma
December 22, 2020
Thank you so much Alex for extending my knowledge for the past 35 yrs. my husband and I will miss you so much. I am also a Canadian
Catherine MacVicar
December 21, 2020
He was truly one of a kind. Always a gentleman with a sense of humor...his knowledge never ceased to amaze me. Jeopardy will never again be the same, don’t know if I will be as faithfully committed with Alex gone. Alex was always a Jeopardy friend. You will be forever missed.
✝✝
Madonna Borromeo
Friend
December 21, 2020
I grew up watching this show with my Mother and Grandfather when I was little. Alex Trebek has unmistakably changed a lot of people who have watched this show and though it has been awhile since I last watched it, I´m going to miss him. Prayers to his family and thanks to everything that he and the show have done.
Cody Flake
December 21, 2020
Mr. Trebek, you will be undoubtably be missed. My Mom was responsible for me watching "Jeapardy". My Mom died at age 93, 2007. She will enlighten your day.I just retired after teaching Music Education for 25 years. As it is Chritmas soon, I will sing this song to you st my piano. I am sure you know I, 'll Be Home For Christmas, If Only In My Dreams. Say Hi to my Mom as I do every day. God Bless you and all that you have given.
God Bless you,
Debra Bowdoin Dominey Azar
Alabama Peanut Queen 1969
Debra A,AR
Teacher
December 21, 2020
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!! SIR FROM , EVERYBODY AT BYRON'S BAR AND GRILLE RESTAURANT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #30 JOSHUA 6:01-6:27 .........
KEVIN & SARA GOODGER
December 19, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Shirley Caldwell
December 19, 2020
Great loss for a man who brought alot of joy and knowledge through his show. Rest in peace . Missed and never forgotten.
Shirley Crowner
December 18, 2020
You will be missed. Rest in Peace.
Nancy Endler
December 17, 2020
God bless. May the Trebek family feel loving arms of our lord and savior around them during there time of sorrow. Prayers from our family to yours. We Enjoyed spending time with you Alex. Thank you for your time.
Cynthia Martinez
December 16, 2020
I am greatly saddened by the loss of this amazing man. God bring him peace and bless his family. Amen
Marianne Myers
Acquaintance
December 16, 2020
I miss you Alex trebek. I such a huge fan of jeopardy by Haylie
December 16, 2020
A man of such character. Alex said " I am not the star of Jeoardy, the contestants are. " I watch Jeopardy faithfully, and will greatly miss all you brought to the show and all the many millions of watchers. like everything else in this world, life goes on, as will Jeopardy. Peace to you Alex and your family, God bless you for all the goodness and memorys you brought into the homes each night Jeopardy aired. RIP. James Suchanek.
James Suchanek
Friend
December 16, 2020
Watched the show faithfully every week night .Was in disbelief when learned of his passing..
December 16, 2020
Will forever miss you and Jeopardy.
DM King
Friend
December 16, 2020
I am a fan of Classic Concentration and Jeopardy!. The one trait of his, that always came through the television set, was kindness. After reading his book "And the Answer is", I discovered that "kindness" was very important to him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.
Sharon Badey
December 14, 2020
Mr Trebek was a true professional, and a constant is an ever changing world. His smooth voice and perfect delivery of every clue was truly amazing! In my darkest times, Jeopardy and Mr. Trebek always made my day! He may have been a Canadian by birth, he is one of the greatest Americans to ever live! God speed Mr. Trebek, god speed!
Peter Coffman
Friend
December 13, 2020
Alex's professionalism and presence on the screen will be greatly missed. He was one of the most impressive TV conductors. Sharing his health condition with the public was a great act of generosity. My condolences to Alex's entire family.
Anna Terrana
December 12, 2020
I miss w Alex trebek you are the best host ever to Alex trebek from your fan Haylie
December 12, 2020
It's so sad to have someone all of us love and look up to leave this earth.
thank U for everything U have given us Alex. U will be deeply missed.
Mary D Broderick
Acquaintance
December 12, 2020
First and foremost what can I say about a wonderful man I miss seeing him on TV and I no one really can replace him so with that being said R.I.P. Alex from Tracey and family p.s. we love you
Friend
December 12, 2020
Alex Trebek was an amazing man loving father husband and one of the greatest gameshow hosts ever. Nobody will be able to run Jeopardy as well as Alex did and I will always remember how watching him on Jeopardy made me smile and laugh and I loved how he liked to donate his time and give back to people.
Desiree Andrea Mossakowski
Acquaintance
December 11, 2020
YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN SIR ALEX!!!
NO ONE CAN REPLACE YOU!!!
December 11, 2020
I lost both of my parents to cancer,Hes in a better place now. Resting in peace,He will be missed very much.Love you Alex
Robert Weisel
Friend
December 11, 2020
Alex you were very much a family member. I lost my mom at 96 in June and she always enjoyed Jeopardy. Hospitalized in 2019, when I visited her she quickly asked how James Holzhauer had done the night before. Rest in Peace now friend.
Joseph Chaloux
December 11, 2020
Alex Trebek was the best TV host on Jeopardy
Joy Gresham
December 11, 2020
Alex was a beloved gentleman. Messages from around the world continue to be posted for his family. Nearly 1,600 people have shown their respect and admiration for Alex. No other entertainer has achieved these numbers of messages upon their passing. Alex was THE BEST. jm
December 11, 2020
Hi alex was a great inspiration to us all to keep going no matter what. My dad had pancreatic cancer at age 80 as well. We chose to do no treatments so he passed a month later. We thought it would be to hard on him. Alex was wise to let people know what to watch for since its hard to detect. Jean Im sure you realized you were blessed to have him longer than expected. He was a wise man in many ways. Nice memories for you and the world,,,,, Thankyou for sharing him with us. My mom 91 now still watches the show. I dont think he can be replaced. Take care. God must have needed another angel.xxoo
debby kallas
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