Alex Trebek, Host of Jeopardy & Featured in EPCOT’s Ellen’s Energy Adventure Dies After Cancer Battle

Alex Trebek, the beloved host of Jeopardy, passed away this morning, November 8, 2020 at his home after his battle with cancer. While Trebek was well-known for his role as host of Jeopardy, he also had a connection with Disney as he was featured in EPCOT’s former “Ellen’s Energy Adventure”.


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As shared by CNN: “Alex Trebek, the genial “Jeopardy!” host with all the answers and a reassuring presence in the TV game-show landscape for five decades, has died. He was 80 years old. “Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” said a statement shared on the show’s Twitter account Sunday. “Thank you, Alex.” The cause of death was not immediately announced. Trebek revealed in March 2019 he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, triggering an outpouring of support and well wishes at the time.”

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DisneyFandom reports: “For Disney, Trebek voiced himself on the animated series Pepper Ann. He also appeared as himself in the Epcot attraction Ellen’s Energy Adventure. In addition, he did the voice of the agency tape Recorder in Spy Hard. He was even mentioned in The Muppets episode “Generally Inhospitable”.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Trebek family. You will be missed Alex!

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We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.