Brayden Smith, a multiple time Jeopardy champion who dominated the beloved game show during one of Alex Trebek’s final weeks as host, died suddenly in Las Vegas on Friday.
He was only 24 years old.
No cause of death has been announced.
“We are heartbroken to share that our dear Brayden Smith recently passed away unexpectedly,” his mother, Deborah Smith, Tweeted as confirmation of the awful news.
“We are so grateful that Brayden was able to live out his dream on @jeopardy.”
Jeopardy! also released a statement amid news of Smith’s passing that read: “The JEOPARDY! family is heartbroken by the tragic loss of Brayden Smith.
“He was kind, funny and absolutely brilliant. Our deepest condolences go out…
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