Warning: spoilers ahead
Trebeek, who died at the age of 80 in November after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer, made his final appearance on Friday’s long-running game show. The episode was recorded again in October.
The three contestants in Trebek’s latest show are Jim Gilligan from New York, Illinois Director of Software Engineering Cliff Chang, and Yuxi Hill, the two-day California returning champ who won a collective sum of $ 24,800.
However, it was only Hill and Gilligan who faced in Final Jeopardy! Zhang landed in the red during Double Jeopardy!
In the recent Trebic game “Ultimate Jeopardy!” , Whose topic was “Women and Science,” the guide read, “Dr. Margaret Todd gave this word science to different forms of one core subject; it is from Greek meaning” equality. “
While both Hill and Gilligan answered correctly “What’s the Analog”, Gilligan became the new champion, winning $ 24,401.
Trekek’s latest show concluded with a touching montage of some of the greatest “Jeopardy!” Moments over 36 years of “Once Before I Go” from the 2003 Broadway musical “The Boy From Oz”.
Trebek told viewers before seeing him turning “too long”.
Then she reads a diagram: “Dedicated to Alex Trebek, in our hearts forever, our inspiration is always.”
Trebek announced in 2019 that it was Pancreatic cancer was diagnosed in stage IV He continued to update his fans on his condition while he was undergoing the treatment. He pledged to keep hosting and doing the job he loves for as long as possible.
The Canadian born TV star has hosted the popular game show since 1984, having presided over 8,000 episodes.
Trebek survived his 30-year-old wife, Jean, and his children Matthew, Emily, and Nikki.
Several names have been thrown out to replace Trebek, including all-star “Jeopardy!” Contestant Ken Jennings. Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Times reported that Katie Couric will act as one of several potential hosts until a permanent replacement is announced.
Tyler McCarthy of Fox News contributed to this report.