The long-running host of the game show ‘Jeopardy!,’ Alex Trebek passed away on November 8, 2020, at the age of 80, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Once the news regarding the tv host’s passing spread, notable names from the entertainment industry took to social media to send their condolences to Trebek, who received multiple times Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host.
One of the notable names, Ryan Reynolds, who grabbed international fame with his portrayal of ‘Deadpool’ in Marvel Universe superhero films, was quick to pay tribute to the late star. Reynolds wrote on Twitter that Trebek is gracious, stalwart, generous and funny; he also reminded the times Trebek had appeared as a guest on one of the Reynolds’ films:
“Alex Trebek was kind enough to film a cameo for our film Free Guy last year despite his battle.”
Hollywood actor Viola Davis, best known for her role in the television drama series ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ took to Twitter meanwhile. Davis said that Trebek was a true gentleman and courageous hero, and added:
“May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”
As for former ‘Jeopardy!’ star Brad Rutter, retweeted the message shared through the official Twitter account for the game show and added a message that he thanked Trebek. He also wrote that there will be another, like him.
Another TV host, Ellen DeGeneres, sent her love to his family and fans, alongside the following message:
“Alex Trebek hosted Jeopardy for 36 years. What an incredible career and remarkable life.”
Apart from these names, Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer, Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Ken Jeong, Josh Gad, and Ryan Seacrest, expressed their grief through social media.
See below to view tweets.
Alex Trebek was kind enough to film a cameo for our film Free Guy last year despite his battle. He was gracious and funny. In addition to being curious, stalwart, generous, reassuring and of course, Canadian. We love you, Alex. And always will.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 8, 2020
Alex Trebek hosted Jeopardy for 36 years. What an incredible career and remarkable life. I’m sending love to his family and fans.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 8, 2020
Just gutted. There will never be another. RIP, Alex, and thank you so much for everything. https://t.co/4FMlgaFYvI
— Brad Rutter (@bradrutter) November 8, 2020
RIP Alex Trebek. A true, true gentleman and courageous hero. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest 💛 pic.twitter.com/autbyxnlcs
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) November 8, 2020