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Nancy Sinatra pays tribute to Jeopardy host Alex Trebek after death at age 80

Stars and fans are paying tribute to Jeopardy host Alex Trebek after his passing at age 80. 

The TV icon passed away Sunday while surrounded by his family and friends, according to TMZ, after suffering from stage 4 pancreatic cancer. 

Nancy Sinatra, 80, was one of the first people to send her condolences, taking to Twitter to write: ‘Part of our lives for decades, he taught us about so many things and now Alex Trebek has gone from us. Sending love to his family and friends. We will miss you, sir. Godspeed.’ 

RIP: Jeopardy host Alex Trebek has died at age 80 after a battle against stage-four pancreatic cancer 

Sad: Nancy Sinatra, 80, was one of the first people to send her condolences, taking to Twitter to write: 'Part of our lives for decades'

Sad: Nancy Sinatra, 80, was one of the first people to send her condolences, taking to Twitter to write: ‘Part of our lives for decades’

William Shatner said: ‘Very sorry to hear the news about Alex Trebek. Condolences to his family.’

Jamie Lee Curtis wrote: ‘The answer is….. THANK YOU! Alex Trebek. You were grace and guts and humor and deep love.’

Armie Hammer said: ‘Greatest host of one of the greatest shows of all time who passed away sadly after a long battle with cancer.’

‘……Who was Alex Trebek?’

‘RIP Mr. Trebek. Thank you for always being there at the end of the day to take my mind off things.’

Ryan Reynolds talked about his experience working with the host, tweeting: ‘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.’

John Legend wrote: ‘I was obsessed with Jeopardy as a nerdy kid growing up in Ohio. I’ve loved and revered Alex Trebek since I can remember. What an iconic career. RIP Alex Trebek.’

Jimmy Kimmel said: ‘Couldn’t we have one nice weekend? A kind gentleman whose excellence was so consistent, it was easy to take for granted. Rest well, Mr. Trebek.’ 

Ellen reflected on his legacy, writing: ‘Alex Trebek hosted Jeopardy for 36 years. What an incredible career and remarkable life. I’m sending love to his family and fans.’

Record-breaking former contestant Ken Jennings shared a touching tribute, saying: ‘Alex wasn’t just the best ever at what he did. He was also a lovely and deeply decent man, and I’m grateful for every minute I got to spend with him.

He wen on: ‘Thinking today about his family and his Jeopardy! family—which, in a way, included millions of us.’

Steve Harvey tweeted: ‘My heart is so sad over the passing of the classiest game show host of all time!!! His style was real to me …… condolences to his entire family and fans #AlexTrebek.’

Viola Davis paid her respects, saying: ‘RIP Alex Trebek. A true, true gentleman and courageous hero. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.’ 

Chance's tribute: Chance the Rapper tweeted out 'rip Alex Trebeck'

Chance’s tribute: Chance the Rapper tweeted out ‘rip Alex Trebeck’

Padma's tribute: Padma Lakshimi tweeted 'I'm so saddened that Alex Trebek has passed'

Padma’s tribute: Padma Lakshimi tweeted ‘I’m so saddened that Alex Trebek has passed’

Neil's tribute: Neil DeGrasse Tyson penned a touching tribute to Trebek

Neil’s tribute: Neil DeGrasse Tyson penned a touching tribute to Trebek

Darrell speaks: Darrell Hammond, who played Trebek in Jeopardy! sketches on Saturday Night Live, also offered a touching tribute

Darrell speaks: Darrell Hammond, who played Trebek in Jeopardy! sketches on Saturday Night Live, also offered a touching tribute

Alex out: Alex Trebek wass spotted out in Beverly Hills back in October

Alex out: Alex Trebek wass spotted out in Beverly Hills back in October

Alex in denim: The Jeopardy! host was wearing a blue denim shirt with blue jeans and black shoes along with a blue trucker's cap

Alex in denim: The Jeopardy! host was wearing a blue denim shirt with blue jeans and black shoes along with a blue trucker’s cap

Trebek was born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada on July 22, 1940, the son of a chef who had emigrated from the Ukraine as a child.

He graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1961 with a degree in philosophy, but with dreams of having a career in broadcasting.

After college he first started working for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), hosting a Canadian music program called Music Hop and then a high school quiz show called Reach For the Top.

Early life: Trebek was born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada on July 22, 1940, the son of a chef who had emigrated from the Ukraine as a child

Early life: Trebek was born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada on July 22, 1940, the son of a chef who had emigrated from the Ukraine as a child

Philosophy: He graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1961 with a degree in philosophy, but with dreams of having a career in broadcasting

Philosophy: He graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1961 with a degree in philosophy, but with dreams of having a career in broadcasting

After college: After college he first started working for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), hosting a Canadian music program called Music Hop and then a high school quiz show called Reach For the Top

After college: After college he first started working for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), hosting a Canadian music program called Music Hop and then a high school quiz show called Reach For the Top

Trebek moved to the United States in 1973, where he landed a job hosting a game show called The Wizard Of Odds for NBC, and then later High Rollers.

He ended up hosting a number of other short-lived shows such as Battlestars, The $128,000 Question, Pitfall and Lucky Numbers.

He was brought on by creator Merv Griffin to host a revival of Jeopardy!, which originally aired in the 1960s, after original host Art Fleming declined to return. 

Host: Trebek moved to the United States in 1973, where he landed a job hosting a game show called The Wizard Of Odds for NBC, and then later High Rollers

Host: Trebek moved to the United States in 1973, where he landed a job hosting a game show called The Wizard Of Odds for NBC, and then later High Rollers

Short-lived: He ended up hosting a number of other short-lived shows such as Battlestars, The $128,000 Question, Pitfall and Lucky Numbers

Short-lived: He ended up hosting a number of other short-lived shows such as Battlestars, The $128,000 Question, Pitfall and Lucky Numbers

Pat's tribute: He was brought on by creator Merv Griffin to host a revival of Jeopardy!, which originally aired in the 1960s, after original host Art Fleming declined to return

Pat’s tribute: He was brought on by creator Merv Griffin to host a revival of Jeopardy!, which originally aired in the 1960s, after original host Art Fleming declined to return

The version of Jeopardy! that America came to know and love, produced by Sony Pictures Television, debuted in 1984 with Trebek as the host, where he remained until his dying day.

The Canadian native became a United States naturalized citizen in 1998, and he made history by being the first to host three shows at the same time – Jeopardy!, NBC’s Classic Concentration and NBC’s To Tell The Truth in 1991.

The beloved host announced on a Jeopardy! episode airing March 6, 2019 that he was diagnosed with stave IV pancreatic cancer. 

Host with the most: The version of Jeopardy! that America came to know and love, produced by Sony Pictures Television, debuted in 1984 with Trebek as the host, where he remained until his dying day

Host with the most: The version of Jeopardy! that America came to know and love, produced by Sony Pictures Television, debuted in 1984 with Trebek as the host, where he remained until his dying day

Citizen: The Canadian native became a United States naturalized citizen in 1998, and he made history by being the first to host three shows at the same time - Jeopardy!, NBC's Classic Concentration and NBC's To Tell The Truth in 1991

Citizen: The Canadian native became a United States naturalized citizen in 1998, and he made history by being the first to host three shows at the same time – Jeopardy!, NBC’s Classic Concentration and NBC’s To Tell The Truth in 1991

Diagnosed: The beloved host announced on a Jeopardy! episode airing March 6, 2019 that he was diagnosed with stave IV pancreatic cancer

Diagnosed: The beloved host announced on a Jeopardy! episode airing March 6, 2019 that he was diagnosed with stave IV pancreatic cancer

Jeopardy! returned to film its 37th season this summer, after production was halted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The show announced that Trebek’s final day in the studio was October 29, just 10 days before his death, with his final episode slated to air on Christmas Day.

The host is survived by his wife Jean Currivan-Trebek, who he married in 1990, and his two children Emily and Matthew, plus his adopted daughter Nicky from his first marriage with Elaine Callei Trebek, who he was married to from 1974 to 1981.

New season: Jeopardy! returned to film its 37th season this summer, after production was halted by the coronavirus pandemic

New season: Jeopardy! returned to film its 37th season this summer, after production was halted by the coronavirus pandemic

Final episode: The show announced that Trebek's final day in the studio was October 29, just 10 days before his death, with his final episode slated to air on Christmas Day

Final episode: The show announced that Trebek’s final day in the studio was October 29, just 10 days before his death, with his final episode slated to air on Christmas Day

Wife and kids: The host is survived by his wife Jean Currivan-Trebek, who he married in 1990, and his two children Emily and Matthew, plus his adopted daughter Nicky from his first marriage with Elaine Callei Trebek, who he was married to from 1974 to 1981

Wife and kids: The host is survived by his wife Jean Currivan-Trebek, who he married in 1990, and his two children Emily and Matthew, plus his adopted daughter Nicky from his first marriage with Elaine Callei Trebek, who he was married to from 1974 to 1981

Player tribute: Former player Kelly O'Donnell paid tribute to Trebek in a touching Twitter post

Player tribute: Former player Kelly O’Donnell paid tribute to Trebek in a touching Twitter post

Jimmy's tribute: The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon paid tribute to Trebek on Sunday as well

Jimmy’s tribute: The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon paid tribute to Trebek on Sunday as well

Dane's tribute: Comedian Dane Cook also honored Trebek in a Twitter post

Dane’s tribute: Comedian Dane Cook also honored Trebek in a Twitter post

Julie's tribute: Julie Chen Moonves shared a snap with her and Trebek plus a tribute

Julie’s tribute: Julie Chen Moonves shared a snap with her and Trebek plus a tribute

Billy speaks: Comedian Billy Eichner honored Trebek with a tweet

Billy speaks: Comedian Billy Eichner honored Trebek with a tweet

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