Former ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant from NH Says Loss of Alex Trebek Is a Tough One
We invited him into our homes every night. He felt right at home on our television screens. To Kerry Greene of Loudon New Hampshire, the loss is deep, according to WMUR.com.
She was a contestant on “Jeopardy!” and did so well, she went back on the show’s Tournament of Champions.
She tells WMUR.com “It’s amazing how much Jeopardy has changed so many people’s lives. ... It’s amazing the ripple effect he had on so many people’s lives.”
He has a unique way of putting everyone at ease, even nervous contestants. I have many fond memories myself of watching my wife yell answers at the TV, she and my oldest son were fans. I could never get any of the answers except the music questions.
Alex Trebek was a class act. When he announced that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and said he was going to fight, I had really hoped for a better outcome. It’s hard to believe he was 80 years old. I took this loss personally, which I suppose is what many of his fans are feeling today. We invited him into our homes on television and he provided countless hours of entertainment. He also inspired many to learn more about specific subjects. Mostly I would stare at the screen in wonder at how people knew so much about so many subjects. We have lost an icon. May his memory be a blessing.