Social media tributes poured in on Sunday following the demise of longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, who succumbed to stage 4 pancreatic most cancers on the age of 80 on Sunday.
In addition to former “Jeopardy!” champions Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer — who tweeted, “It was one of many nice privileges of my life to spend time with this brave man whereas he fought the battle of his life” — John Legend and Ryan Reynolds had been amongst those that remembered the beloved host.
“I used to be obsessive about Jeopardy as a nerdy child rising up in Ohio. I’ve beloved and revered Alex Trebek since I can keep in mind. What an iconic profession. RIP Alex Trebek,” Legend tweeted.
“Alex Trebek was type sufficient to movie a cameo for our movie Free Guy final 12 months regardless of his battle. He was gracious and humorous. In addition to being curious, stalwart, beneficiant, reassuring and naturally, Canadian. We love you, Alex. And all the time will,” wrote Reynolds, who additionally hails from Canada.
Jennifer Morrow, a two-time “Jeopardy!” champion, mentioned Sunday she was “devastated” by the information of Trebek’s passing.
“Thank you for every thing, Alex. Truly a life well-lived,” Morrow wrote.
Steve Harvey, the host of ABC’s “Family Feud,” additionally referred to as Trebek “the classiest recreation show host of all time!!!”
“My coronary heart is so unhappy over the passing of the classiest recreation show host of all time!!! His type was actual to me …… condolences to his complete household and followers #AlexTrebek,” Harvey tweeted.
Comedian Josh Gad posted a photograph of himself with Trebek, whom he referred to as a “legend.”
Ryan Seacrest called Trebek “an enormous affect and considered one of a sort.”
“Alex Trebek was like a member of the family who I watched each night time. I keep in mind going to the set to watch him tape a show earlier than I began my TV profession,” Seacrest tweeted. “He was an enormous affect and considered one of a sort. Rest In Peace, Alex.”
Viola Davis called Trebek “a real, true gentleman and brave hero,” whereas Ellen DeGeneres lauded the “Jeopardy!” host’s “unbelievable profession.”
“Alex Trebek hosted Jeopardy for 36 years. What an unbelievable profession and memorable life. I’m sending love to his household and followers,” DeGeneres wrote.
“Bachelor” host Chris Harrison also honored Trebek, writing, “We misplaced a internet hosting legend right now and an actual gentleman Alex Trebek. My ideas and prayers exit to his household and his Jeopardy household.”