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Alex Trebek Suffers Mild Heart Attack

By ROBERT JABLON

Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES Longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek was hospitalized Tuesday 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.

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Game show host Alex Trebek from 'Jeopardy' is shown following the funeral for Merv Griffin in Beverly Hills, Calif., in this, Aug. 17, 2007, file photo. The television show 'Jeopardy' says host Alex Trebek has been hospitalized after a mild heart attack. (AP Photo/Richard Hartog, file)

"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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