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Sentimental video tribute closes Trebek's final "Jeopardy!"

More than two months after Alex Trebek’s death, fans of “Jeopardy!” finally got the chance to say goodbye. A video tribute to the host closed Friday’s episode of the quiz show, the final one that Trebek taped before pancreatic cancer claimed his life on Nov. 8. The 90-second montage, set to Hugh Jackman singing the song “Once Before I Go,” is a lighthearted and laughter-filled remembrance showing Trebek’s changing look through his 36 years as host. It shows Trebek with moustache and without, dancing and verbally sparring with contestants. It ends with Trebek saying “so long” to viewers through the decades. 

Trebek's last new 'Jeopardy!' episodes airing with a tribute

The final new “Jeopardy!” episodes hosted by Alex Trebek will air next week, with highlights that promise to be memorable. The first of the five episodes will air Monday, starting with what producer Sony Pictures Television calls a "powerful message about the season of giving” from Trebek. The final episode, airing Friday, Jan. 8, will conclude with a tribute to the longtime and beloved host. He worked up until 10 days before he died of pancreatic cancer in November at age 80. Veteran “Jeopardy!” champion Ken Jennings will take over as guest host starting on Jan. 11. A permanent host has yet to be announced.