Alex Trebek dies after fight with pancreatic cancer

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – “Jeopardy!” announced Sunday morning that game show host and actor, Alex Trebek has died.

The news was released in a tweet from the game show, which stated that Trebek “passed away peacefully at home early this morning surrounded by family and friends.”

Trebek has been the host of “Jeopardy!” since 1984.  In March, Trebek announced that he had been battling stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer.

After diagnosis, Trebek began chemotherapy and continued to host the gameshow.

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