20 Heartwarming “Jeopardy!” Moments To Celebrate Alex Trebek’s Life

Over the weekend, the world lost a legend. On November 8, Alex Trebek passed away at 80 years old after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years.

The beloved game show host spent 36 years fostering a love of trivia in adults and children alike — and cracking millions up with his amazing sense of humor! So to celebrate his life, we’re sharing 20 of his best moments on “Jeopardy!”

1. When Trebek bravely shared his stage four cancer diagnosis with his audience in March 2019.

2. When, following the annoucement, Trebek lost his composure in response to contestant Dhruv Gaur’s answer: “We love you, Alex.”


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3. When Trebek became a rapper.

4. When Trebek hilariously channeled Lizzo…

5. …Mötley Crüe…

6. …Megan Thee Stallion…

7. …Jay-Z…

8. …and Charlie Puth!

9. When Trebek created a football category complete with his own funny gestures and drawings.

10. When all the contestants gave the same wrong answer, ending in a three-way tie.

“Hey folks, easy come, easy go,” Trebek said.

11. The most iconic question in “Jeopardy!” history:

12. When Trebek’s sports trivia completely stumped all three contestants.

13. When two joke answers kicked off the “Jeopardy! comedy hour.”

14. When a question about a love triangle got hilariously awkward.

15. When Trebek used his platform to spread support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

16. The progression of this handsome devil’s facial hair over the years.

17. When Trebek paid tribute to winner Cindy Stowell, who died of cancer before her episodes aired.

18. When a contestant tried sending Trebek to another dimension.

19. Trebek as Count Dracula.

20. When contestant Burt Thakur teared up recalling how he grew up watching “Jeopardy!” with his grandfather — and learned English in the process!

Rest in peace, Trebek! We’ll remember you fondly every time we hear the iconic “Jeopardy” countdown music, and your fans will never forget you!

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