"Jeopardy": Final Show Pays Tribute to Alex Trebek


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Alex Trebek left his fans a handful of "Jeopardy!" episodes taped just before his death.

The final show with Alex as host ran Friday, ending with a tribute that was emotional, but included some humor.

He didn't know it would be last episode. The episodes were taped in late October, weeks before Trebek died after battling pancreatic cancer.

The 90 seconds of clips showed Trebek, who began hosting in 1984, dressed as the Statue of Liberty and a Trojan soldier. They included joking and the rarity of a blown line. On one show, Trebek walked onto the set not wearing pants.

He danced even as he said, "I don't dance." He arm-wrestled a contestant. They reflected his changing appearance and suits through the decades.

In the background during the clips, Hugh Jackman sang, "Once Before I Go."

The montage ended with Trebek repeatedly saying, "So long, everybody."

The screen then displayed the message: "Dedicated to Alex Trebek, Forever in our Hearts, Always our Inspiration." A permanent replacement as host has not been announced.

Source: Today Show.

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