Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek Passes Away at 80; Local Contestants React

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has died at the age of 80, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Reactions have been pouring in from local residents that have competed on the show.

Downtown Silver Spring podiatrist Jennifer Gerres, who appeared on the show in January 2005, offered her condolences:

Aaron Lichtig, Shepherd’s Table at-large board member who became a one-day Jeopardy! champion in 2019, posted a tribute:

More recently, Sandy Spring Friends Upper School English teacher Anne Pulju appeared on the show in May, as a contestant in the 2020 Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament:

Silver Spring got its due on the show in September. It was incorrectly answered as Silver Spring, plural, not singular:

“Who is Alex Trebek?” by marabuchi is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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