Emotional ‘Jeopardy!’ Winner Tells Alex Trebek He Helped Him Learn English As A Boy

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Jeopardy Winner Burt Thakur tells Alex Trebek he helped him learn English as a little boy

Alex’s impact is immeasurable. Thank you for sharing, Burt! pic.twitter.com/XgGGwJ8GlH

— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy)

Longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek shared an emotional moment right after taping what surely must’ve been one of his final shows.

Winning contestant Burt Thakur delivered a “Thank you!” long in the making.

Thakur shared he learned English as a little boy while sitting on his grandfather’s lap watching the game show and Trebek.

“Here’s a true story, man. I learned English because of you.”

Trebek died Sunday following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old.

Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex. pic.twitter.com/Yk2a90CHIM

— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy)

All-time “Jeopardy!” champion Ken Jennings offered this tribute on his Twitter feed:

Alex wasn’t just the best ever at what he did. He was also a lovely and deeply decent man, and I’m grateful for every minute I got to spend with him. pic.twitter.com/CdHCcbqmp2

— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings)

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