News Alex Trebek dies at 80 SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Sunday, Nov. 8th, 2020 Alex Trebek has died at the age of 80. The news on the death of the long-time Jeopardy! host was confirmed on Twitter on Sunday afternoon on the game show’s account. A cause of death was not immediately made public. In March 2019, Trebek revealed he had been battling Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Trebek was a seven-time Emmy Award winner and had hosted Jeopardy! since 1984.