Joseph Georges Alexander Trebek was born on 22 July 1940 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada  and his parents were Lucille (Lagacé), a Franco-Ontarian and George Edward Trebek (né Terebeychuk), a chef who had emigrated from Ukraine as a child.
Alex grew up in a bilingual French-English household. His first job was when he was 13 as a bellhop at the hotel where his father worked as a chef.
He attended Sudbury High School (now Sudbury Secondary School). At university he was a member of the English Debating Society and was interested in a career in broadcast news. In 1961 he graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in philosophy.
Alex Trebek, OC was a Canadian-American television personality. He was the host of the syndicated game show "Jeopardy!" since it was revived in 1984 and was contracted to host until 2022. He also hosted a number of other game shows, including "The Wizard of Odds", "Double Dare, "High Rollers, Battlestars", "Classic Concentration" and "To Tell the Truth". He made appearances in numerous television series, usually portraying himself.
In 1998 he became a naturalized American citizen.
On 06 March 2019, he announced that he had been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer.
He passed away on 08 Nov 2020 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA and was cremated.
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