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Published: Tuesday, 12/11/2007

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has minor heart attack

ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES Longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek was hospitalized today after a minor heart attack, a spokesman for the game show said.

Trebek, 67, was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center late Monday night and was expected to remain there about two days for tests and observation, said show spokesman Jeff Ritter.

Thankfully it was a minor heart attack, Ritter said. He did not give other details.

A post on the official Jeopardy! Web site said Trebek was resting comfortably in a Los Angeles hospital, and he will be back in the studio for the next scheduled tapings in January. His heart attack was first reported by Entertainment Tonight.

The Canadian-born Trebek has hosted the syndicated show since 1984. He has won several daytime Emmy Awards for his work and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Trebek escaped a car crash unhurt in 2004 when he fell asleep at the wheel, sideswiped a string of mailboxes and wound up in a ditch, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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