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    Alex Trebek was a host of the long-running American television game show "Jeopardy!", created in 1964, in which contestants are given general knowledge clues and have to deliver the answer in the form of their own question.

    Many around the world, including prominent media and political figures, took to social media on Sunday to mourn the death of Alex Trebek - "Jeopardy" host and a TV icon.

    Trebek, who entertained viewers for over three decades since the show was brought back in 1984, passed away at the age of 80, after a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

    The death of the iconic TV host saddened thousands of fans and many from the world of politics and media, including Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, actors Armie Hammer, Viola Davis and Ryan Reynolds, and many others.

    ​Sony Pictures, the company that owns the "Jeopardy!" brand, honored Trebek's memory in a statement: "Today we lost a legend and a beloved member of the Sony Pictures family. For 37 amazing years, Alex Trebek was that comforting voice, that moment of escape and entertainment at the end of a long, hard day for millions of people around the world".

    Many people expressed their condolences, recalling that they grew up to Trebek on the show.

    ​Others honored the iconic TV host's memory with their favourite moments.

    ​The "Jeopardy!" quiz TV show sees contestants given general knowledge clues before being tasked to come up with their response in a form of question. The show premiered in 1964, was paused in 1975, and revived in 1984.


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