Bob Iger, Steve Harvey and More Stars Remember Alex Trebek: "An Immense Talent and Class Act"

The late game show host passed away Sunday morning after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Hollywood was heartbroken over the news of Alex Trebek's death on Sunday and took to social media to pay tribute to the late Jeopardy! host.

The game show icon revealed on March 6, 2019, that he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, but he vowed to beat it. In a statement posted Sunday morning, Jeopardy! shared that Trebek passed away surrounded by family and friends.

In a statement, Bob Iger remembered Trebek, who he called "a friend," "a colleague" and "an icon." "He graced us with his kindness, warmth, wit and pure elegance, which is why we welcomed him into our homes night after night, year after year. He also showed us what courage looks like as he battled cancer with dignity and determination. We are deeply saddened for his wife Jean, his family, and millions of Jeopardy fans," Iger said.

Of Trebek, Sony Pictures wrote: "Today we lost a legend and a beloved member of the Sony Pictures family. For 37 amazing years, Alex Trebek was that comforting voice, that moment of escape and entertainment at the end of a long, hard day for millions of people around the world."

"Words can’t even describe what a tremendous loss this is for our JEOPARDY! family. Not only was Alex a television icon, but he was one of the most genuine, kind, caring people you could ever know," Steve LoCascio, President of CBS Television Distribution said in a statement. "The way he openly and bravely battled cancer, while continuing to host the show, was a true inspiration. He has brought joy to the millions of fans – including generations of families -- who have welcomed Alex into their living room each night. Our hearts go out to Alex’s wife and children. We have truly lost a legend."

Ken Jennings, recognized for being the highest-earning Jeopardy! contestant of all time, shared a photo of himself with Trebek on social media writing, "Alex wasn’t just the best ever at what he did. He was also a lovely and deeply decent man, and I’m grateful for every minute I got to spend with him." Meanwhile, former Jeopardy! contestant James Holzhauer, who famously achieved a 32-game winning streak on the show, wrote: "It was one of the great privileges of my life to spend time with this courageous man while he fought the battle of his life. You will never be replaced in our hearts, Alex."

Game show host Steve Harvey also paid tribute to Trebek by calling him "the classiest game show host of all time." Viola Davis described Trebek as "a true, true gentleman and courageous hero."

After news broke of Trebek's death, Hollywood stars took to social media to express their condolences for the late game show host.