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Alex Trebek's heartbroken co-star talks filming Jeopardy episode one last time

The A-lister took to Twitter

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Aisha Nozari
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Ryan Reynolds has opened up about filming with veteran TV host Alex Trebek one last time before his death at the end of 2020.

Taking to Twitter, the Deadpool actor shared a clip that he had filmed for Alex's iconic quiz show, Jeopardy, writing: "It’s an honour (and a little heartbreaking) to be with #AlexTrebek one last time on @Jeopardy." 

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Ryan was promoting his upcoming film Free Guy, in which Alex will cameo. In the footage shared by the A-lister this week, he can be seen quizzing Jeopardy contestants virtually about video games.

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Ryan took to Twitter

After the news of Alex's passing broke last year, doting dad Ryan took to social media at the time to write: "Alex Trebek was kind enough to film a cameo for our film Free Guy last year despite his battle. He was gracious and funny. In addition to being curious, stalwart, generous, reassuring and of course, Canadian. We love you, Alex. And always will."

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Alex passed away in November 

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The beloved TV personality passed away in November following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

The 80-year-old announced his cancer diagnosis in March 2019 and continued to host the famous quiz show during his treatment. 

On 8 November, Jeopardy's official Twitter page shared the news of Alex's passing in a tweet that read: "Jeopardy is sad to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex."

Celebrities were quick to pay tribute to the Canadian television icon, including John Legend, who tweeted: "I was obsessed with Jeopardy as a nerdy kid growing up in Ohio. I've loved and revered Alex Trebek since I can remember. What an iconic career."

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