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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!

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.