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Rest in Peace, Alex Trebek

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Anyone who knows me, knows my almost lifelong affinity for Jeopardy. Every night around dinnertime, we had Alex Trebek and a couple of his friends over for a fun, intelligent game of trivia that never dumbed itself down, or pandered to anyone.  The expectation was that you knew the answer, pronounced it correctly,  and did it fast. And Alex Trebek was the perfect host and arbiter. Quick of wit and an obviously smart guy.

 

I feel like I've lost an old friend.

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Jet_Engine1 said:

Anyone who knows me, knows my almost lifelong affinity for Jeopardy. Every night around dinnertime, we had Alex Trebek and a couple of his friends over for a fun, intelligent game of trivia that never dumbed itself down, or pandered to anyone.  The expectation was that you knew the answer, pronounced it correctly,  and did it fast. And Alex Trebek was the perfect host and arbiter. Quick of wit and an obviously smart guy.

 

I feel like I've lost an old friend.

 

 

 

 

We're  with you. Every nite at 7:30 glued to the set watching Jeopardy.  How brave he was battling his disease in front of millions every nite. He will truly be missed. An American icon for sure. :rip:

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My Mom died of the same terrible disease.   I was happy, but also surprised, that Alex survived that long.  My Mom was gone in three months from stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

I remember Alex hosting a bunch of game shows back in the 60s.  He was always clever, funny and a gentleman.  Sending condolences to his wife, family, friends and fans.  RIP.

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I'll take "You Will Be Missed" for $1000, Alex.

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1 hour ago, JoeC36 said:

What is a legend gone too soon?

What is Alex Trebek?

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6 minutes ago, munchmemory said:

My Mom died of the same terrible disease.   I was happy, but also surprised, that Alex survived that long.  My Mom was gone in three months from stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

I remember Alex hosting a bunch of game shows back in the 60s.  He was always clever, funny and a gentleman.  Sending condolences to his wife, family, friends and fans.  RIP.

You didn't have to share that, but you did, sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing. I look at AT as a celebration of life, 80, Jeopardy, watch it mostly every night, good for the brain. I am in know way trying to draw any comparisons to your loss, to AT nobody replaces a mother or can fill her shoes. 

 

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5 minutes ago, Apache 51 said:

You didn't have to share that, but you did, sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing. I look at AT as a celebration of life, 80, Jeopardy, watch it mostly every night, good for the brain. I am in know way trying to draw any comparisons to your loss, to AT nobody replaces a mother or can fill her shoes. 

 

Thanks, Apache.  Was not trying to make this about me.  Just added that to illustrate how hard Alex must have fought the disease and the amazing doctors who treated him.

We watch every night, too.  I'm guessing all the contestants over the years--especially Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer--are absolutely crestfallen and grief stricken.

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I'm sure most here now this.  But this will be the last week of original episodes shot with Alex.  Final one this Friday, January 8.

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