by Seth Johnson & Sarah Stites
Posted 11/08/20, 11:03 pm
Longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek died Sunday. He was 80.
Trebek was quietly tenacious, a trait he traced back to his Canadian upbringing and years of playing ice hockey. During his 30-plus-year tenure as Jeopardy! host, he canceled only one taping—when he lost his voice completely. A swollen foot, kidney stones, and two heart attacks couldn’t stop him from fulfilling his duty to viewers.