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.
Criminal Minds Joe Mantegna called his friend a “consummate gentleman and a role model of class.”
From taking our kids to piano lessons to doing charity golf together he was always the consummate gentleman and a role model of class.
R. I. P. Alex Trebek. #AlexTrebek
— Joe Mantegna (@JoeMantegna) November 9, 2020
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.”
Rest in peace Alex Trebek. 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. ❤️
— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) November 8, 2020
NCIS’s Pauley Perrette posted a screenshot of the time she was a clue on the quiz show.
— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) November 9, 2020
Former First Lady of California, Maria Shriver, is heartbroken for Trebek’s family after the “kind, elegant, talented” legend’s passing.
My heart breaks for the Trebek family upon hearing this heartbreaking news. Alex Trebek was a legend. There was no one like him. Kind, elegant, talented, good. Heaven just became brighter and we here on earth mourn him. #alextrebek #RIP https://t.co/P4bWE9K7ok
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) November 8, 2020
Jamie Lee Curtis
The Halloween actress wrote, “The answer is….. THANK YOU! Alex Trebek. You were grace and guts and humor and deep love.”
The answer is….. THANK YOU! Alex Trebek. You were grace and guts and humor and deep love.
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) November 8, 2020
The singer posted a picture of Trebek from Jeopardy’s early years with the caption: “There will never be another host like you, Alex.”
— Marie Osmond (@marieosmond) November 9, 2020
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.
— loripetty (@loripetty) November 8, 2020
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.”
Alex Trebek was kind enough to film a cameo for our film Free Guy last year despite his battle. He was gracious and funny. In addition to being curious, stalwart, generous, reassuring and of course, Canadian. We love you, Alex. And always will.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 8, 2020
The Better Things star posted a clip from the show where she and her screen mom watch Jeopardy! while making dinner.
I made a tribute to one of my all time favorite activities. Jeopardy with my family. Title of the show, theme music and playing with my mom! ALEX WE LOVE YOU FAM. SO SAD YOU WILL BE MISSED. #alextrebek #whatisrip @jeopardy
— Pamela Adlon (@pamelaadlon) November 10, 2020
The Family Feud host called Trebek “the classiest game show host of all time.”
— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) November 8, 2020
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.
— Jennifer Tilly (@JenniferTilly) November 8, 2020
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.”
— Ted Allen (@TheTedAllen) November 8, 2020
The Tonight Show host called Trebek “the best in the business.”
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) November 8, 2020
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.”
Very sad. #AlexTrebek fought with dignity to the very end. Will never forget filming with him #WhiteMenCantJump. He was kind and funny. When I mispronounced Mt. Vesuvius, he went right along & ad-libbed "checking with the judges" and the rest is history. You will be missed! xoxo https://t.co/SzGfJIyJX3
— Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) November 8, 2020