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Discussion » Questions » Death and Dying » We have lost Alex Trebek, who passed away this morning at the age of eighty. Rest in peace, our friend.

We have lost Alex Trebek, who passed away this morning at the age of eighty. Rest in peace, our friend.

Posted - November 8

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  • 2757
    What is sadness? :(
      November 8, 2020 4:59 PM MST
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  • 38628

     

     :(

      November 8, 2020 5:02 PM MST
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  • 1341
    i officially hate 2020 
      November 8, 2020 5:35 PM MST
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  • 14825
    I felt so bad when I read that.  I had hoped he would be able to hang on a little longer.  
      November 8, 2020 5:35 PM MST
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  • 38628

      Did you see the interview* Alex Trebek gave about a month ago where he talked about, among many other things, all the pain he was going through?  He said that even lately while filming episodes of the game show, he suppressed a lot of pain and tried his best to let others know how bad it was.  It was so tough to hear him say it, to see the look on his face. Perhaps there’s solace for him in that he’s not suffering any longer . . .


    *I thought it was on “60 Minutes”, but in my cursory search right now, the only reference or the most recent reference I found to an interview he did with them was from the year 2003.


      November 8, 2020 6:20 PM MST
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  • 14825
    No, I didn't see the interview, but it was reported that he said that he wasn't going to put himself through a host of therapies that took away his quality of life just to live a bit longer.  I'm guessing he also didn't want to put his family through the pain of watching him go slowly and in pain.  
      November 8, 2020 8:48 PM MST
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  • 38628

     

      Yes, you’re right. What a great man, and I mean that by his strength of character, personality, gallantry, poise, humor, wit and intellect. 

    ~

      November 8, 2020 8:50 PM MST
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  • 14825
    I agree and you never heard anything bad about him.  
      November 8, 2020 8:53 PM MST
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  • 13751
    Same here.
      November 9, 2020 1:42 AM MST
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  • 33771
    Because of him, I learned much of 19th century Polish poets and species of lizards. RIP Alex.
      November 8, 2020 6:59 PM MST
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  • 38628

     

      He’s irreplaceable on that show. Even if the show continues with someone else hosting (Ken Jennings, perhaps), it won’t be the same for me. 

    ~

      November 8, 2020 7:33 PM MST
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  • 13751
    True for me as well.  Maybe they will honor Alex with a name change or something.. At least call  The Board something like Alex's Board or just Alex
      November 9, 2020 1:47 AM MST
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  • 38628

     

      Are you referring to a change of the name of the show?  Wow, I wouldn’t advocate that at all, and in fact, now that you mention it, I wouldn’t even like if the format changed either. You’ve brought up a scary probability that I had not even considered before. 

      November 9, 2020 7:11 AM MST
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  • 13751
    No.  The board...you know, the one where the categories are listed with monetary amounts underneath.  They could call that board "Alex."    Let's see what Alex has for us tonight....
      November 10, 2020 10:13 AM MST
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  • 38628

     

     Ah, now I see what you mean, thank you for clarifying.

    Alex, I’ll take “Aptly Appropriate Ideas” for $1200, please.

      November 10, 2020 10:26 AM MST
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