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‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek Suffers Mild Heart Attack

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Alex Trebek speaks during a rehearsal before a taping of Jeopardy! Power Players Week at DAR Constitution Hall on April 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Alex Trebek speaks during a rehearsal before a taping of Jeopardy! Power Players Week at DAR Constitution Hall on April 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek was recovering Sunday after suffering a mild heart attack in Los Angeles.

Sony Television spokeswoman Paula Askanas said Sunday that Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Saturday.

She says the 71-year-old Trebek is expected to fully recover and be back giving answers when “Jeopardy!” resumes production on a new season next month.

“Trebek is in good spirits and is currently under observation and undergoing further testing,” Askanas added.

While he was in the hospital on Saturday, “Jeopardy!” won a Daytime Emmy award for best game show.

Trebek has been hosting “Jeopardy!” for 28 years.

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