Fabled host of quiz show "Jeopardy!" Alex Trebek dies at age 80 after cancer battle

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Alex Trebek, the Canadian-born host of iconic quiz show ``Jeopardy!'' has died.
     
He was 80.
     
Trebek developed into a daily presence in living rooms around the world during the 36 years he hosted the show.
     
He became a beloved figure through the warm demeanour and sharp wit he brought to the long-running game show.
     
The official ``Jeopardy!'' Twitter account announced that Trebek died at home early Sunday morning surrounded by family and friends. Trebek revealed in March 2019 that he'd been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
     
He acknowledged the survival rate was low, but vowed to ``fight this'' and ``keep working.''