Alex Trebek gave a simple yet powerful statement as to what he wanted his legacy to be after the iconic game show host was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last spring. Trebek told “Entertainment Tonight” in May 2019 that he wanted to be remembered “just as a good guy.” Trebek, the host of "Jeopardy!" for nearly 40 years, died Sunday after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old. Trebek is survived by his wife, with whom he spent the final day of his life, just as he’d said he wanted to.