Alex Trebek, like Lonesome George, is the last of a breed. Alex Trebek is a game show host, and they don’t make those anymore. Aside from hard-partying Pat Sajak, Trebek is the last game show host of note still working, which is why he’s one of the television world’s great treasures. Alex Trebek suffered a mild heart attack last night, according to news reports. Trebek was checked into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center last night, rushed from his Los Angeles home to the hospital for observation purposes.
Alex Trebek has been Jeopardy’s host since 1984. The 71-year-old Canadian gameshow host is expected to recover fully before the filming of Jeopardy’s 29th season begins in July, says a spokesperson for Sony Pictures Television, the company that makes Jeopardy. Trebek previously had a heart attack in December 2007, but made a full recovery.
Remember: not long ago, Alex Trebek was fighting off thieves. I have no doubt he’ll be able to recover from this heart attack.
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