Black Celebrities Pay Tribute To Alex Trebek
Written by BET on November 8, 2020
Alex Trebek, the longtime TV sport present host of Jeopardy!, died Sunday (Nov. 8) at his dwelling in Los Angeles. He was 80.
“Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek handed away peacefully at dwelling early this morning, surrounded by household and buddies,” mentioned a press release posted on the present’s Twitter account.
Trebek was identified with pancreatic most cancers in 2019. Nonetheless, he continued to host the sport present, which had suspended manufacturing in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The beloved host had a particular contact that earned him a various group of followers.
In 2017, footage of Trebeck displaying his rap skills went viral, as he fired off lyrics from Drake, Kanye West, Kenrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, and Desiigner.
In one other episode, Trebeck rapped the ‘Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air’ theme. Actually, His present generally featured whole rap classes.
Black Lives Matter Los Angeles tweeted its condolences:
“We ship our love and prayers to Mr. Trebek’s household and buddies. He was a robust supporter of #BlackLivesMatter who believed deeply in racial justice. He was one of many kindest souls. BLMLA feels blessed to have referred to as him pal. Might the nice that he has finished final without end.”
Black celebrities additionally took to Twitter and shared their heartfelt condolences: