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Alex Trebek Suffers Heart Attack

12/11/2007 4:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned that "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek has suffered a heart attack. I'll take medical emergencies for $1000!

A rep for the show confirms to TMZ the 67-year-old host had a minor heart attack but is "resting comfortably." We're told he will be back in the studio for the show's next scheduled tapings in January.

Trebek, who was born Giorgi Suka-Alex Trebek, has been the host of "Jeopardy!" since September of 1984.

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Alex Trebek is a republican    

He may be Canadian but he has voted Republican in the past.

2421 days ago
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K3VIN    

anybody watch The Price Is Right now with Drew Carey? Isn't it weird? Just think how weird Jeopardy is going to be without Alex. Or how weird Wheel is going to be without Pat Sajak. Let's face it, these guys can't go on forever.

2421 days ago
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Shalespeare    

My entire family loves Jeopardy and you, Alex. I especially love your ENUNCIATION and PRONUNCIATION. It makes the program a total joy. It's obvious that you work hard at the program because you never stumble through difficult names and places, frequently add your own knowledge to explain some answers and never "talk down" to the contestants. You have a few weeks to heal so you can get back to work. I do wish, though, that you would say something to the preparers of the questions about punctuation on the cards. The period (or any other punctuation mark) goes INSIDE the second quote mark. Just thought I'd mention that. Warm wishes for a speedy recovery and every good wish for a Happy Holiday.

2421 days ago
94.

Martin    

Alex. Hang in there buddy. I can't wait to see you back "live" in January. I had open heart surgery ten years ago and feel better now than I did twenty years ago. I hope you wont need any but if you do- go for it. By the way i'm now 81! Affectionaely Martin

2421 days ago
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Ina    

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

2421 days ago
96.

harrrypottter@yahoo.com    

You're a PRAT, A.T., but I still hope you recover (and retire from Jeapordy)

2421 days ago
97.

Rosemary    

Just read about it...get well soon

2421 days ago
98.

Shalespeare    

Sorry about the "Shalespeare." Typing with a broken wrist is very difficult. Anyway,
Shakespeare is my lst cousin, 14 times removed! Better than nothing.

Get well fast!!

2421 days ago
99.

Mary    

Get well Alex our prayers are with you.

2421 days ago
100.

Anne    

He married a (much) younger woman. That can take a toll on a man!

2421 days ago
101.

Dudley Z. Fudpucker Sr.    

I heard that if he's not well enuff to come back in January, Rosie will take over the show.

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dudley

PS - I still say Barbara Bush is a real HOTTIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2421 days ago
102.

jb    

Get well Alex and make sure to hit that buzzer before you ask for a sponge bath.

2421 days ago
103.

RICHARDTHENOIL    

ALEX: ANSWER- GOD. QUESTION: WHO LOVES YOU AND WILL LISTEN TO YOU. JUST TALK TO ME.

2421 days ago
104.

Miss Trusted    

I'll take chest pains for $100.00
What is "honey I wrecked your new car, eh"

2421 days ago
105.

linda    

get well soon-every nite fan!

2421 days ago
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