Many have taken to social media to grieve the tragic death of Alex Trebek.
Hollywood began sharing its sorrow across social media, mourning the iconic Trebek for his strength of will and character, as well as their appreciation for all that he gave to the world.
The “Greatest of All Time” contestants, Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter, also shared their grief and sorrow at the loss of the man who changed their lives and made them household names.
Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex. pic.twitter.com/Yk2a90CHIM
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) November 8, 2020
Rest In Peace, Mr. Trebek. ? https://t.co/6S5WTIqiRs
— Khary Payton (@kharypayton) November 8, 2020
— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) November 8, 2020
Thinking today about his family and his Jeopardy! family—which, in a way, included millions of us.
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) November 8, 2020
I was obsessed with Jeopardy as a nerdy kid growing up in Ohio. I’ve loved and revered Alex Trebek since I can remember. What an iconic career. RIP Alex Trebek.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 8, 2020
Alex was so much more than a host. He was an impartial arbiter of truth and facts in a world that needs exactly that. He was someone you could count on to entertain you every weekday, even when his health barely allowed it. And he was an underrated rapper: pic.twitter.com/ybvp7RlvjH
— James Holzhauer (@James_Holzhauer) November 8, 2020
Alex Trebek was kind enough to film a cameo for our film Free Guy last year despite his battle. He was gracious and funny. In addition to being curious, stalwart, generous, reassuring and of course, Canadian. We love you, Alex. And always will.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 8, 2020
— Sherri Shepherd (@sherrieshepherd) November 8, 2020
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) November 8, 2020
The only reason I went super early to the 2019 @DaytimeEmmys was in hopes of meeting Mr. Alex Trebek — it was a thrill to meet him and thank him for all the years of entertainment.. He was a gem and a gentleman.. condolences to his family and fans. #alextrebek pic.twitter.com/t8KyyTlDCR
— Loni Love (@LoniLove) November 8, 2020
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) November 8, 2020
Awww man, this is really sad news. So brave in his fight. A true legend. What is, RIP Alex. https://t.co/FxLyvl3EX5
— Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) November 8, 2020
RIP Alex Trebek. A true, true gentleman and courageous hero. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest ? pic.twitter.com/autbyxnlcs
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) November 8, 2020
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) November 8, 2020
And now, one last clue:
KNOWLEDGE for $1,000
“He nurtured a Television safe-space for smart people”
“Who was Alex Trebek (1940-2020) ?”
Farewell, patron saint of geeks. Jeopardy host since 1984 pic.twitter.com/RECC5zvFDN
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) November 8, 2020
— Mario Lopez (@mariolopezviva) November 8, 2020
So sad. Thinking of the Trebek family and all his loved ones.?? https://t.co/CGwQydOS1Z
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) November 8, 2020
Q. He was the constant in the most challenging TV that directed us to be more curious about our world, brought family together, appealing to the best of part of who we are; at the end of life he showed great courage.
A. Who was Alex Trebek. RIP https://t.co/Ff60gSLnx9
— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) November 9, 2020
Rest In Peace Mr. Trebek, thank you for the memories.