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Beloved TV host Alex Trebek recovers from heart attack

TV personality Alex Trebek is recovering in hospital after suffering a mild heart attack on Saturday.

The Jeopardy! quiz show host was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for immediate attention and he is now undergoing further testing.

According to a statement from Sony Pictures Entertainment, which produces the show, Trebek is in good spirits and doctors expect the 71 year old to make a complete recovery. He is set to begin filming the programme's 29th season next month.

Ironically, the veteran's series won a Daytime Emmy Award for Best Game/Audience Participation Show at the prize-giving ceremony that same day.

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