Jeopardy! releases tribute to Alex Trebek just before his final episode airs
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“Jeopardy!” on Friday released a tribute video on its Twitter page ahead of the final episode featuring its legendary host, Alex Trebek, who died in November after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. 

The 90-second video, which features clips spanning Trebek’s 37 seasons hosting the game show, is captioned, “Simply the best. Thank you, Alex.” 

The video ends with a black screen, along with text reading, “Dedicated to Alex Trebek. Forever in our Hearts. Always our Inspiration.” 

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Trebek passed away in early November at the age of 80 after announcing his stage 4 cancer diagnosis in 2019, when he committed to continuing to film episodes even while undergoing treatment. 

This week marked the airing of Trebek’s final shows, which were taped in October, according to CNN. Trebek had pre-taped several weeks of shows that have aired since his death.

Monday’s show, which was originally scheduled to air the week of Christmas, began with Trebek calling attention to the “season of giving.”

“We’re trying to build a gentler, kinder society, and if we all pitch in just a little bit, we’re going to get there,” Trebek added.

The first season without Trebek is scheduled to start this Monday, featuring a series of guests hosts filling in. 

While no long-term replacement has been named, “Jeopardy!” star Ken Jennings, who won for 74 consecutive days, will operate as an interim host in future episodes.