5-time “Jeopardy!” champion Brayden Smith, one of many closing contestants to look on the present earlier than Alex Trebek’s passing final yr, has died unexpectedly on the age of 24. The present made the announcement on Twitter Friday.
“The JEOPARDY! household is heartbroken by the tragic lack of Brayden Smith. He was form, humorous and completely good. Our deepest condolences exit to Brayden’s household. He will probably be missed,” the present stated.
His obituary reads that Smith died Feb. 5 in Las Vegas. It didn’t say how he handed. It went on to say Smith was trying ahead to competing within the “Event of Champions.”
The JEOPARDY! household is heartbroken by the tragic lack of Brayden Smith. He was form, humorous and completely good. Our deepest condolences exit to Brayden’s household. He will probably be missed. https://t.co/aFQRt6KzPc
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) February 12, 2021
Smith graduated from the College of Nevada, Las Vegas, with economics diploma and meant to attend regulation college to grow to be a federal lawyer, the obituary continued. He just lately researched legal justice reform as an intern on the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C.
“Brayden beloved basic and not-so-classic motion pictures. He might be explaining the symbolism in Citizen Kane one second and the comedic timing in Dumb and Dumber the following,” the obituary learn. It stated he additionally performed the saxophone and loved music from Duke Ellington to the Seaside Boys to Steely Dan.