Alex Trebek dead: Stars including Jamie Lee Curtis and William Shatner pay tribute to Jeopardy! host following death aged 80

Alex Trebek has died at the age of 80 after suffering from pancreatic cancer (Provider: CBS Television)

Celebrities have paid tribute to Alex Trebek following the news of his death at the age of 80.

The official account for Jeopardy!, the game show he hosted since 1984, shared the news of his death on Twitter.

‘Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex,’ the statement read.

Tributes immediately came flooding in for the television personality, who revealed in March 2019 that he was suffering from stage four pancreatic cancer.

‘Very sorry to hear the news about Alex Trebek. Condolences to his family,’ wrote actor William Shatner.

‘The answer is….. THANK YOU! Alex Trebek. You were grace and guts and humor and deep love,’ tweeted Scream star Jamie Lee Curtis.

‘And just like that, 2020 has one more gut punch,’ wrote Broadway star Matt Doyle.

‘Alex Trebek was such a staple in every one of our homes. Devastating.’

Meanwhile Frozen star Josh Gad wrote: ‘This MF year. Heartbroken.’

Trebek had shared an update on his cancer diagnosis earlier this year, telling Good Morning America: ‘I’d be lying if I said the journey had been an easy one. There were some good days, but a lot of not-so-good days.’

This is a developing story.