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‘Jeopardy!’ Executive Producer Mike Richards Pays Tribute to Alex Trebek With Moving Speech & Moment of Silence

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Over the past weekend, fans, viewers, former contestants, and colleagues mourned the death of longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek; who passed away with his loved ones at his side after his battle with pancreatic cancer.  The seven-time Daytime Emmy-winning host and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient had been with the show since its revival in 1984.

Last night’s, Monday edition of the game show brought with it a heart-tugging moment at the top of the program when Jeopardy! EP Mike Richards addressed Trebek’s passing to viewers everywhere.  It began with a speech, and then ended with a moment of silence as the Jeopardy! set fades to black,

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Richards expressed, in part: “This is an enormous loss for our staff and our crew, for his family and for his millions of fans.  He loved this show and everything it stood for.”

Mike went on to say: “He will forever be an inspiration for his constant desire to learn, his kindness and for his love of his family.” adding, “We will air his final 35 episodes as they were shot. That’s what he wanted.”  As Richards choked up he ended with, “On behalf of everyone here at Jeopardy!, thank you for everything, Alex, … this is Jeopardy!

Throughout the moving moment, Richards told Jeopardy! viewers that Trebek’s illness did not come between his beloved show and hosting gig as he was taping new episodes even through his illness just two weeks ago.

The tribute ended with an empty sound stage and the show’s signature lights dimming as we all shared a moment of silence for the beloved and iconic host.

You can watch the moments below. Then, let us know what you thought of Richards’ and Jeopardy’s tribute to Alex Trebek via the comment section.

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It was extremely touching. Alex will be greatly missed.

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I saw this in real-time and it was so lovely and a moving tribute to a cool guy.

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God bless you Mr. Trebek!

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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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All My Children Virtual Reunion On Tap With Jill Larson, James Kiberd, and More

Some more residents of Pine Valley are set for another virtual reunion.

This time circle your calendars for next week on Wednesday, December 2nd.

That is when Matt Borlenghi (Ex-Brian Bodine), William Christian (Ex-Derek Frye), James Kiberd (Ex-Trevor Dillon) and Jill Larson (Ex-Opal Cortlandt) will gather from their respective homes for this conversation with Alan Locher on The Locher Room You Tube channel.

To watch the livestream conversation click here next week beginning at 1:00 p.m. EST / 10 a.m. PST

What were your favorite storylines through the years involving AMC’s Opal, Ttevor, Derek or Brian?  Let us know via the comment section below.

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Mark Lawson Shares Heartfelt Sentiments As He Exits General Hospital

General Hospital fans knew Monday’s episode would bring with it who might have survived the explosion at the Floating Rib, and who might still be in peril or who did not make out.

This afternoon as viewers were learning the fate of several characters including Dustin, who was proposing to Lulu (Emme Rylan) as the bomb went off, his portrayer, Mark Lawson took to his Instagram to announce his exit from the series.

Mark expressed: “Actors know this moment is bittersweet.  Job well done, but leaving a set full of like-minded, inspired people. Playing Dustin was a joy. Every day on set was a gift, as were: Emme Rylan, Kirsten Storms, Brian Lane, Dominic Zamprogna, Lisa LoCicero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson (And others that don’t have social media!) Thank you General Hospital. Honored to be part of television history not only on this show, but to be among the first actors back to work in town post-Covid. The set always felt safe, and I was proud to be in front of the camera in such a strange time  Thank you for everything.  Stay soapy.”

Check out Mark’s post below.

So, are you sad that Dustin is no longer on the canvas in Port Charles? Will you miss Mark in the role? Comment below.

 

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