Jeopardy! Honors Alex Trebek in Late Host’s Final Episode
Alex Trebeks last episode of Danger! officially aired on January 8, along with a special tribute to the late host. At the end of the broadcast, the show shared a nostalgic montage of sweet moments during Trebek’s 37-year tenure as a serial host. The video homage to Hugh Jackman’s rendition of the Peter Allen song “Once Before I Go” features clips of Trebek dancing, dressing in costume, and delivering some of his signature sayings on the show. “Forever in our hearts, always our inspiration” is a message at the end.
Trebek recorded his last episode of Danger! on October 29, about a week before he died at the age of 80 after battling stage four pancreatic cancer. The show will return on January 11th with former champ Ken Jennings as a guest host. The Los Angeles times confirmed that Katie Couric will also act as a guest host in the search for Trebek’s permanent replacement.