Alex Trebek suffers heart attack

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Alex Trebek, the host of Jeopardy, suffered a mild heart attack Saturday.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is "in good spirits and is currently under observation and undergoing further testing. He is expected to fully recover and be back at Jeopardy! when production begins taping in July for the new season, the show's 29th," as released by a statement from Sony Pictures Television.

People notes that this isn’t the first time Trebek has suffered from a heart attack. In fact, the 71-year-old popular television host suffered another minor heart attack in 2007; he returned to work 4 days later.

Trebek’s contract with Jeopardy was recently extended to 2014, THR notes. He has hosted the quiz show since 1984. He once said that his dream job would be to host The Hollywood Squares.

The popular evening TV show is the longest running game show to date. Jeopardy will enter its 29th season when it begins filming in July.



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