Canadians were saddened to learn that longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek passed away recently from pancreatic cancer.
For more than 35 years, Trebek was a familiar face in our homes. There was no better way of testing your general knowledge than seeing how many Jeopardy! questions you could correctly answer.
The outpouring of emotion over Trebek’s death has been huge. There’s no question that hosting Jeopardy! was his primary claim to fame.
But why did so many people have such a strong emotional attachment to a gameshow host?