Pat Sajak and Vanna White paid tribute to the late Alex Trebek on Sunday, the identical day the longtime “Jeopardy!” host succumbed to his battle with stage 4 pancreatic most cancers.
Taking to Twitter, “Wheel of Fortune” host Sajak, 74, mentioned he was “honored to be a pal and a component of his skilled household for all these years.”
“Alex Trebek’s braveness, grace and energy impressed thousands and thousands and awed these of us who knew him,” Sajak penned. “An amazing loss for his household, buddies, co-workers and numerous viewers. I used to be honored to be a pal and a component of his skilled household for all these years. A really unhappy day.”
Both Sajak and Trebek have been half of their respective recreation exhibits for the reason that Eighties. Trebek, whose last “Jeopardy!” episode will air Christmas Day, had hosted the collection for 36 years.
In addition to Sajak, co-host White, 63, additionally honored Trebek on social media, stating she “will cherish the numerous recollections” they shared.
“I’ll cherish the numerous recollections I’ve shared with Alex Trebek that date again effectively earlier than both of our careers took off,” White began on Instagram.
“I’ll all the time be in awe of the best way he confronted the battle he fought so valiantly, and I’m devastated to lose my longtime pal. My coronary heart is along with his household, buddies, co-workers and followers. There won’t ever be one other Alex Trebek and he’ll actually be missed,” she continued.
Trebek died Sunday on the age of 80 and was surrounded by family members on the time of his passing.