STUIDO CITY, Calif. — For the past three days, “Jeopardy!” fans flocked to Studio City, Calif., home of the late Alex Trebek, for the chance to own a little piece of Hollywood history.
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Trebek, who hosted the syndicated quiz for 37 seasons, died of stage four pancreatic cancer at the age of 80 in November 2020.
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An estate sale, which runs through Sunday, gives fans a chance to step into the longtime TV personality’s inner sanctum.
“I bought myself a nice bottle of whiskey that I’m going to toast to Alex Trebek tonight when I watch ‘Jeopardy!’ Don Brennan, who stood in line with his wife, Pam, for two hours to enter the estate, told KABC-TV.
“I have this nice tie and one of his canes, but I tell you, the most fun is just being at his house. Very cool – it is,” he added.
Items for sale include a director’s chair bearing Trebek’s name, furniture, fine china, clothing and an “abundance of artwork”, People magazine reported.
Autographed sculptures, books and even memorabilia are also on display, KABC-TV reported.
“Alex is a legend, as we all know, and I just wanted to have something of his own,” Duane Shell, who bought both gold initials bookends and white linens, told TV. bearing a large monogrammed “T”.
Trebek bought the Mediterranean-style home, built in 1923, for $2.15 million in 1991, about seven years after taking on the role of “Jeopardy!” host, People reported.
Earlier this year, his daughter, Los Angeles-based realtor Emily Trebek, listed the estate for $7 million. The home is co-listed with fellow Compass agent Renee Ogiens, the entertainment outlet reported.
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