Celebrities Mourn Alex Trebek on Social Media

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Hollywood stars took to Twitter in droves to pay their respects to Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek after he lost his battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer on Saturday.

Here are their touching tributes to the beloved quizmaster.  

Joe Mantegna 

Criminal Minds Joe Mantegna called his friend a “consummate gentleman and a role model of class.”   

Peter Frampton

The Baby, I Love Your Way singer shared a story about the time he met Trebek. “Rest in peace Alex Trebek,” he posted. “I had the honour of meeting him once. He made me feel like we’d known each other forever. So very sad. We will all miss him. Thinking of his family today.”

Pauley Perrette

NCIS’s Pauley Perrette posted a screenshot of the time she was a clue on the quiz show.  

Maria Shriver

Former First Lady of California, Maria Shriver, is heartbroken for Trebek’s family after the “kind, elegant, talented” legend’s passing. 

Jamie Lee Curtis

The Halloween actress wrote, “The answer is….. THANK YOU! Alex Trebek. You were grace and guts and humor and deep love.”

Marie Osmond

The singer posted a picture of Trebek from Jeopardy’s early years with the caption: “There will never be another host like you, Alex.”

Lori Petty

A League of Their Own’s Lori Petty posted a recent clip from the show, when the winning contestant told Trebek he learned to speak English by watching the show.  

Ryan Reynolds

The actor had the pleasure of filming a cameo with Trebek on his latest film Free Guy despite being ill. “He was gracious and funny. In addition to being curious, stalwart, generous, reassuring and of course, Canadian.”

Pamela Adlon

The Better Things star posted a clip from the show where she and her screen mom watch Jeopardy! while making dinner. 

Steve Harvey

The Family Feud host called Trebek “the classiest game show host of all time.” 

Jennifer Tilly

Bride of Chucky’s Jennifer Tilly posted a photo of herself and Trebek at an awards show. “You lived and died with strength and grace,” she wrote. 

Ted Allen

Chopped host Ted Allen retweeted Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi’s tweet that Trebek “made me feel like my nerdiness was valuable and I loved learning from watching jeopardy.”

Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show host called Trebek “the best in the business.” 

Rosie Perez

The actress shared a tale from filming White Men Can’t Jump with Trebek. “When I mispronounced Mt. Vesuvius, he went right along & ad-libbed “checking with the judges” and the rest is history.” 

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