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Old 11-08-2020, 11:30 AM   #1
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Old 11-08-2020, 11:32 AM   #2
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Old 11-08-2020, 11:33 AM   #3
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What is very sad news.
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Old 11-08-2020, 11:33 AM   #4
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Thank you Alex.

So soon after losing his nemesis on Celebrity Jeopardy, Sean Connery.
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Oh god

He's been a part of my entire life, quite literally. I'm so sad.

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Just absolutely heartbroken.
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I have watched more jeopardy than any other tv show ever, including the simpsons. It is hard to imagine the world without him.
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Old 11-08-2020, 11:46 AM   #8
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I suspect at the right time Ken Jennings will be named the new host.

RIP Alex. A wonderful representative of our country. Always was proud to make sure everyone knew he was Canadian.

I was watching an episode the other day where the contestant talked about how when they came to NA, as an immigrant, they learned English by listening to Alex and watching Jeopardy. One wonders how many people this was the case for...what a wonderful impact to have on the world. I hope he knew how much he meant to so many people. I suspect he did. Though I think this is the closest he came to showing it:


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Jiri I just said that to someone about Ken Jennings. The only guy I can imagine taking over. If at all. This might be one of the few times I hope it does go on. I need jeopardy.
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Seemed like a genuinely good guy.


Alex Trebek was the honourary President of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society from 2016-2020.

He was also the host of this TV "classic":




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I think Jennings would make a great replacement -- I think he has some of Trebek's qualities for sure. Friendliness, familiarity, a wealth of knowledge. But it'll be really impossible to replace just how good Trebek was at this.
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Jeopardy was on all the time growing up and I loved participating and marvelling at just how much these contestants knew. Such a fun show and Alex was one of the greatest game show hosts of all time. A Canadian legend for sure and I’ll miss him big time.
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This is one of my favorite funny moments with Alex, just enough of a pause;/slightest waver to acknowledge the hilarity of the answer


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CTV has switched to continuing coverage in memory of Trebek.
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Jeopardy used to be a staple for me during dinner time. Alex almost felt like part of the family, I watched him so much. RIP. Truly a Canadian legend.
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Terrible news��
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we knew this one was coming but man it stings


obviously he belonged to the world and how good was he on Jeopardy? pure class


of course us Canadians of a certain age remember him well before- as posted above SCTV was parodying him well before his international fame,



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