"Jeopardy!" star Brayden Smith dead at 24

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Feb 13th, 2021 11:58 am

Last Updated Feb 16th, 2021 at 6:40 am

Brayden Smith, a five-day winner of the "Jeopardy!" game show, died on February 5 in his hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada.

A family member told TMZ news that Smith "died after a medical emergency" and "he died of natural causes."

Smith won $115,798 during host Alex Trebek's final shows before he died from pancreatic cancer. Trebek nicknamed Smith "Billy Buzzsaw," calling him, "most impressive." "I don't know what to say" the beloved late host said, marveling at Smith's performances.

Smith recently graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with an economics degree. He had planned to go to law school and become a U.S. Attorney.


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