Ryan Reynolds remembers the last time he spoke to Alex Trebek: ‘Absolutely gut-wrenching

Ryan Reynolds remembers the last time he spoke to Alex Trebek: 'Absolutely gut-wrenching'

Ryan Reynolds is reflecting fondly on the late Alex Trebek.

The legendaryGevaar!” gasheer died earlier this month after a battle with pankreaskanker.

During an interview withEkstra,” Reynolds recalled the last time he spoke with Trebek, whom he previously paid respects to on social media.

It forces you to look around a little bit and see the people and the faces that are in our lives every day and really remember not to taking them for granted,” the actor said. “I was talking to Alex on the phone two months ago, and that was amazing then, just like that, he was gone.

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Die “Dooie poel” ster, 44, said he was in touch because Trebek had asked him to appear onone of the shows he had coming up,” having already appeareda number of times.

Ryan Reynolds (links) said that he spoke to Alex Trebek (reg) just a few months before the 'Jeopardy!' host passed away.

Ryan Reynolds (links) said that he spoke to Alex Trebek (reg) just a few months before the ‘Jeopardy!’ host passed away. (Getty Images)

I was shooting in Atlanta and was unable to do it,” the actor recalled. “When you speak with people like thatthat you grew up watching and suddenly you are talking to them on the phoneyou start to reflect.

Furthermore, the star stressed thattomorrow is not a given.

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Hug them tight, the people in your life. It was really shocking and sad,” said Reynolds. “Uiteraard, he was sick and it wasn’t totally, wildly unexpected. It’s still heartbreaking nonetheless. It’s absolutely gut-wrenching.

When the “Gevaar!” host passed away, Reynolds shared a sweet tribute on Twitter to his fellow Canadian star.

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Alex Trebek was kind enough to film a cameo for our film Free Guy last year despite his battle. He was gracious and funny,” Reynolds said online. “In addition to being curious, stalwart, generous, reassuring and of course, Kanadese. Ons is lief vir jou, Alex. And always will.

Free Guysees Reynolds play a man who realizes he’s actually a character in a videogame. Volgens IMDb, Trebek will cameo as himself.

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Free Guywas set for a late 2020 debut and was one of the year’s final high-profile films planning to hit theaters, but its release date was dropped in light of the ongoing coronaviruspandemie and the picture has yet to be reassigned a new date.

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