Before Alex Trebek’s death, he received a golden Emmy praising him for all of his years of success while being the beloved host of the game show Jeopardy!
Sadly, Alex Trebek passed away at the age of 80 following a two-year battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He died on Nov. 8, 2020. Fans are still reeling over the loss of the man who appeared on our TV screens for decades on Jeopardy! It is going to be almost impossible to find someone who even compares to Trebek. The show. is still rotating through temporary hosts.
Alex Trebek Wins His Last Emmy for Best Game Show Host
During the 47th Daytime Emmy Awards, the longest-running game show racked up on awards, but that isn’t new. However, Alex Trebek received a special nod and won the Emmy for best game show host. This is a monumental award that touched Trebek a great deal.
When it came to his win, the winner joked about how it felt better to be a winner of the award than to just be nominated. Trebek said that he was shocked to have won the Emmy.
“I’ll be honest you this one is a shock, very surprising to me,” he says in his acceptance speech. “Speaking as one who has now been nominated 32 times and won 7 times, I think I can say with some authority that winning is nicer.”
‘Jeopardy!’ Wins With A Little Help From The Beloved Alex
Trebek wasn’t the only one to take home a massive win. However, I’m sure the fact that Jeopardy! was named the best game show had quite a lot to do with the famed game show host. The official Jeopardy! Twitter page posted:
Trebek hosted over 8,200 episodes during his 35 years with Jeopardy! According to TMZ, Trebek has also set a Guinness World record for most episodes (6,829) of a game show hosted, and that was counted in June 2014.
What a year of wins for Jeopardy! All thanks to one man in particular. The win was a memorable nod at Trebek by his peers. The best game show host award is a valid representation of how much they respect and praise him for his successful life and the many decades spent entering the homes of millions.