Prime Minister Pays Tribute to a Much-Beloved Canadian Alex Trebek

Jeopardy Host Alex Died at Age 80 This November 8th. He Was Diagnosed in 2019 with late-stage Pancreatic Cancer.

A Statement from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the Death of Alex Trebek

Posted November 9th, 2020 on Niagara At Large

Camada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement this November 8th  on the death of Alex Trebek:

“This November 8th, we lost a proud Canadian and beloved TV star who was a familiar face to millions of people across North America and around the world.

“For many of us, Alex Trebek was a daily part of our lives. As the host of /Jeopardy! /for almost four decades, he hosted more episodes of a single  television game show than anyone else in history. We looked forward to his quick wit and wry jokes – and the questions about Canada he’d sneak into the show.

“Alex never hesitated to promote Canada on prime time TV, and to take the opportunity to stump even the brightest//contestants with questions about Canadian culture, history, and geography.

Alex Trebek in Ottawa in 2017, after receiving his Order of Canada honours

“We will also never forget the night Alex showed up without his trademark moustache. For every memorable moment on the show, millions more were made in living rooms around the world, as friends and families huddled around the TV, shouting at the screen, looking for the Daily Double.

“Alex was honoured with awards throughout his career, from Daytime Emmys and a Canadian Academy Icon Award to stars on Canada’s Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was also named an Officer of the Order of Canada for his dedication to educational, environmental, and humanitarian causes. Alex also served as Honorary President of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to Alex’s family, friends, and his many, many fans.”

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One response to “Prime Minister Pays Tribute to a Much-Beloved Canadian Alex Trebek

  1. Watched Alex EVERY night although as I got older I got fewer answers correct. No one dared phone me at 7:30!
    He was charming, subtly funny and elegant, qualities rare in TV today with the stupid “reality show” mentality.
    He also was a great supporter of good causes including the Canadian Geographic Society.

    A CLASS ACT!
    😦

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