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RIP Alex Trebek (1940-2020)
« on: November 08, 2020, 12:32:17 PM »
Alex Trebek passed away peacefully in his home this morning at the age of 80, surrounded by family and friends.

The industry has lost a legend.

Rest In Peace, Alex.
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Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2020, 12:34:58 PM »
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Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2020, 12:40:05 PM »
This one hurts. I've been a fan of Alex for as long as I can remember. He will go down as a true legend in the game show industry.

Prayers go out to his family and friends.
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Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2020, 12:42:15 PM »
This has been a horrible year for game show hosts. First Regis, then Tom Kennedy, and now Alex Trebek.  This one hurts the most. RIP Alex.  :( :(
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Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2020, 12:43:29 PM »
I knew it was coming, yet it hit me like a ton of bricks.

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Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2020, 12:45:40 PM »
A fighter till the very end. Like Tom Kennedy, one of the best all-around game show host ever. A truly, truly horrible year all around.

EDIT: F*** cancer.
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Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2020, 12:45:48 PM »
I didn't know it was coming, and I'm still in a feeling of disbelief. J! just won't be the same without one of the best around...

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Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2020, 12:46:15 PM »
Yikes. This one hurts. I mean, it was inevitable, but he seemed to be doing so well.  A true legend, perhaps the Greatest of All Time, he will be sorely missed.

Seriously, f*** cancer.
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Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2020, 12:46:28 PM »
We also lost Hugh Downs too this year, which means that we've lost multiple Concentration hosts as well. Is it 2021 yet?

And its so shocking because the last ever thing Jeopardy!-related I listened to was the Round Over sound affect that scared me as a kid.

So long, Mr. Trebek.  :-( :cry:
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Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2020, 12:47:41 PM »
This really hurts. I didnít expect it to be so soon.  :cry: RIP to the GOAT.

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Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2020, 12:47:57 PM »
This came as no surprise to me as well, but the second I saw the news, it hit me harder than the reports of all of the stars we lost, this year, and forever.


Rest in peace, Mr. Trebek.
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Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2020, 12:48:05 PM »
Very sad. What a tremendous host and person. RIP Alex and thanks for all the good memories.
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Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2020, 12:55:31 PM »
Just absolutely devastating. We knew it would happen eventually, but since he hadn't given a health update in a while I just assumed no news was good news. I really hope he stepped down prior to his final taping so he could give a goodbye to the audience. Otherwise it's just that much worse. RIP Alex, a true class act and one of if not the best in the business. Thank you for providing a half hour of joy to millions of people every night.

This year just continues to hit.

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Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2020, 01:00:10 PM »
Just absolutely devastating. We knew it would happen eventually, but since he hadn't given a health update in a while I just assumed no news was good news. I really hope he stepped down prior to his final taping so he could give a goodbye to the audience. Otherwise it's just that much worse. RIP Alex, a true class act and one of if not the best in the business. Thank you for providing a half hour of joy to millions of people every night.

This year just continues to hit.

Yeah I hope so too.....someone over at the Jeopardy Reddit page on that said he was taping through October 29th and his last show would air on 12/25 or Christmas Day of all days. Something sadly poetic about that. RIP to one of the GOAT to steal a title. Between him and Tom Kennedy......last few weeks have seen a couple huge losses from the golden age era of TV. So sad.  :cry:

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Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2020, 01:05:07 PM »
This is TRULY SAD😢I never known life without Alex Trebek. He was the best and will be missed so much❤️