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Wheel of Fortune's Pat Sajak & Vanna White Remember Alex Trebek With Touching Tributes

Pat Sajak and Vanna White are remembering how Alex Trebek impacted their lives with special tributes on social media.

The two are the long running hosts of Wheel of Fortune, which was taped in the studio right next door to Jeopardy!‘s, and the two game shows have aired back to back on cable networks for years.

“Alex Trebek’s courage, grace and strength inspired millions and awed those of us who knew him,” Pat wrote in his tribute on Twitter. “A tremendous loss for his family, friends, co-workers and countless viewers.”

He added that he “was honored to be a friend and a part of his professional family for all these years. A very sad day.”

Vanna headed to Instagram for her tribute, sharing a throwback picture of the two on the Wheel of Fortune set together.

“I will cherish the many memories I have shared with Alex Trebek that date back well before either of our careers took off,” she wrote. “I will always be in awe of the way he faced the battle he fought so valiantly, and I’m devastated to lose my longtime friend.”

Vanna added, “My heart is with his family, friends, co-workers and fans. There will never be another Alex Trebek and he will truly be missed.”

Alex sadly passed away peacefully in his sleep over the weekend. Many other celebs have shared tributes to the long-running host too…

'Jeopardy!' & 'Wheel of Fortune' Will Not Tape With Live Audiences Due To Coronavirus Risks

Live audiences have been suspended at Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.

Variety is reporting that the shows will not have live audience members for the see-able futures as coronavirus continues to spread.

There are three concerns when it comes to taping the shows with live audiences at the moment, with the biggest being that Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has a compromised immune system as he battles stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

The other two reasons include that the audiences tend to skew older, and a lot of the audiences fly in from other places around the country to watch the show taping.

Both Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! will tape episodes through mid-April.

Alex just recently shared an update with fans about his treatment for cancer.

Pat Sajak's Daughter Is All Grown Up As She Fills In For Vanna White on 'Wheel of Fortune'

Pat Sajak‘s daughter Maggie has grown up a lot since her last appearance on Wheel of Fortune!

The 25-year-old singer hasn’t appeared on the show since 1996, when she was just one-years-old.

Now, Maggie is helping run the show while her dad Pat recovers following an emergency surgery for a blocked intestine.

While Vanna White has been taking on hosting duties, Maggie will be the show’s official letter toucher during her dad’s absence.

“I’m walking a little better now, and hopefully I’m a little more eloquent than last time,” Maggie joked during her appearance.

Thankfully, Pat has made a full recovery since Maggie‘s episodes were taped late last year.

READ MORE: Get all details on Pat‘s medical emergency

Vanna White Makes 'Wheel of Fortune' Hosting Debut, Talks About Her Nerves

Vanna White has made her debut as the host of Wheel of Fortune and you can watch a clip from the episode right here!

The 62-year-old television personality is stepping into host Pat Sajak‘s shoes for the first time after 37 years with the show. He is taking a three-week leave of absence after having emergency surgery for a blocked intestine.

Vanna says she was shocked when she was asked to be the temporary host.

“I’ve never even thought of that in 37 years, and to be asked almost on the spot, ‘How do you feel about hosting the show?’ Like, what?!” she told the New York Times last week.

When asked if she had any nerves, Vanna said, “Oh, my gosh, that’s an understatement. I was very nervous.”

“Normally I just stand there and I turn my letters, and I’m just happy as can be not having to worry about anything else,” she added. “But here I am controlling the game. So logistically, it was much harder. But I know every aspect of the game, which helped so much.”

You can watch Vanna as the host for three weeks!

Vanna White's 'Wheel of Fortune' Hosting Gig Will Start Airing Next Week

Vanna White will fill in for Pat Sajak.

The 62-year-old co-host of the long-running Wheel of Fortune stepped up to host the show while Pat Sajak recovered from successful emergency intestinal surgery, starting with the “Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway” episode on Monday (December 9).

Pat was forced to cancel back in November while undergoing surgery, and the Vanna episodes will begin airing next week.

“The Wheel of Fortune taping on Thursday was canceled because host Pat Sajak underwent successful emergency surgery to correct a blocked intestine. He is resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back to work. Taping resumed today as scheduled, and Vanna White has stepped in a host,” the show confirmed last month.

“Even though the shows I missed haven’t started airing (they begin next week), I’m happy to say that I’m back in the studio taping today. It’s been four weeks since my ‘episode,’ but it feels longer. Nice to be back,” Pat Sajak wrote on Thursday (December 5).

READ MORE: Vanna White Gets Candid About Turning to Faith During Dark Times

Vanna White Gets Candid About Turning to Faith During Dark Times

Vanna White is opening up about her faith has gotten her through dark times.

The 62-year-old Wheel of Fortune co-host got candid about her relationship with God after suffering major loses earlier in her life.

“I grew up religious. I was baptized a Baptist, and I’ve always had my own personal relationship with God,” Vanna told People.

She continued, “I don’t preach, because everyone’s entitled to their own beliefs. I don’t judge anyone for whatever religion they are. This is my religion and I speak openly about it, but again, I would never preach.”

Vanna explained that she turned to faith after her fiance died in a plane crash in 1986 and later dealt with the miscarriage of her first child.

“I heard from so many people who had shared the same experience of losing someone instantly in an accident, and that really helped me. I didn’t feel like I was alone. Because when something like that happens, you immediately think you’re the only one,” Vanna explained.

Thankfully, Vanna has been able to persevere through the tough times.

She has now been a part of Wheel of Fortune for 37 seasons and will take over for host Pat Sajak for a few episodes later this year!

Vanna White Set to Host 'Wheel of Fortune' After Pat Sajak Hospitalized For Emergency Surgery

Pat Sajak is recovering after being hospitalized for emergency surgery.

The 73-year-old Wheel of Fortune host was rushed to the hospital on Thursday (November 7) to correct a blocked intestine.

Thankfully, Vanna White will be stepping in to host over the next two weeks.

The Wheel of Fortune taping on Thursday was canceled because host Pat Sajak underwent successful emergency surgery to correct a blocked intestine. He is resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back to work,” the show shared on their official Instagram.

They added, “Taping resumed today as scheduled and Vanna White has stepped in as host.”

According to TMZ, while Vanna hosts, Mickey Mouse will be stepping in to turn the letters as the show is currently in the middle of Disney Week.

Get well soon Pat!