Social media is mourning the loss of Alex Trebek

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A new article on Forbes reports on how the sad passing of Jeopardy host, Alex Trebek got received on social media. Canadian Trebek died following a long and very brave battle with pancreatic cancer, and he'll be and he'll be sadly missed by millions of TV watchers. Mr Trebek was eighty years old, and he'd hosted Jeopardy since 1984, fronting more than 8,000 instalments of the popular show. He battled until the end and hosted his last episode just ten days before his death. Some touching and heartfelt tributes and fond recollections flowed in.

Although never in doubt, Trebek's popularity was reflected this week on social media, where many celebrities, friends, and associates of the gameshow host flocked to post their feelings:

Good Morning America host Robin Roberts, said, "It was always a privilege to be in the presence of #AlexTrebek. You hung on to his every word. @TJHolmes brings us a look back at the legacy of the @Jeopardy host after his valiant fight with pancreatic cancer. Tributes continuing to pour in from around the world coming up @GMA"

Journalist Tim Elliott commented, "Rockin' the purple this morning in honor of #AlexTrebek. Purple is the color that represents pancreatic cancer awareness. Trebek died from the disease on Sunday morning. He was such a smart, classy, and charismatic guy. A cultural icon, too. As someone who regularly stumbles when they speak on TV. I've always been in awe of his smooth delivery! My afternoon Jeopardy! routine will never be the same #RIP"

Actress Dawn Wells also took to Facebook to pay tribute to Trebek: "I wanted to express my sadness of Alex Trebek's passing. I remember emailing him about 2 years ago when the news first broke. I admired his bravery, positive attitude, and humbled approach in addressing his illness. I do not know what else to say other than we have lost another good man. My heart goes out to his family. They have lost as well as we have lost a very special person. This I know. God Bless."

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, was just one of the world leaders who paid tribute to Trebek: "We have lost an icon. Almost every night for more than three decades, Alex Trebek entertained and educated millions around the world, instilling in so many of us a love for trivia. My deepest condolences to his family, friends, and all who are mourning this tremendous loss."

Former Jeopardy champion James Holzhauer used Twitter to comment, "I keep thinking about the last time I spent with Alex Trebek. We were at a media panel promoting #JeopardyGOAT. Ken, Brad, EP Harry Friedman, Alex and I cracked wise about the show for our allotted time, then the reporters approached the stage for interviews."

Retired U.S. Navy Captain and former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly perhaps summed up the feelings of millions when he said, "Alex Trebek was all class, all the time. Sorry to hear of his passing but I know his legacy will live on with @Jeopardy and his philanthropic pursuits. I learned so much from the show and him. He will be sorely missed."
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Trebek died 5 days ago - it was widely reported in the news.

    Forbes writing an article about reaction on 'social media' to the an example of how online and offline media are chasing their tails these days.

    FB and Twitter react to EVERYTHING and I think a better story would be about why business and media sites are reporting about stories rehashed on social media as if FB and Twitter are reputable news sources.

    To me, the big story is the number of people and media outlets and social media sites that erupted in reaction to Alex Trebek's death. A long time 'game show host' doesn't usually get that much attention -but Trebek was a special person with humor and intellect above the norm.

    Though I don't like the way media sources rehash news stories these days, it is refreshing to see so many people noticed and respected a good man.

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    • A long time 'game show host' doesn't usually get that much attention -but Trebek was a special person with humor and intellect above the norm.
      Agreed! I'm of course familiar with Trebek and found him highly talented and engaging, but I was surprised (in a good way) at the multi generational level of adoration he received. In my circles, at least, it was on par with Sean Connery
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  • Profile picture of the author emt1619
    This article may have come a bit late, but nonetheless, the sentiment itself isn't too late. He will be sorely missed. Don't know how Jeopardy! will ever be the same.
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