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The last five-time champion of the late Alex Trebek’s era of “Jeopardy!” died on February 5, 2021, at age 24. Brayden Smith’s cause of death has not been published.

Brayden Smith's Cause of Death Still Unknown; Even in His Mother's Statement.
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24-Year-Old Brayden Smith’s Cause of Death Just Revealed

Although Brayden Smith’s exact cause of death has not been revealed officially, a family member of him told a source that the young boy died due to surgery complications.

Apparently, Smith was struggling with a medical problem. He was a young boy; people wonder what this severe disease is that led him to die.

TMZ also cited one of Smith’s family members, stating that he had suffered a kind of medical emergency, and passed away of “natural causes.” Now, people’s anxiety has slightly decreased. Still, they want to know the exact disease that killed Smith. Indeed, there are rumors about Covid-19 which is not confirmed at all.

The family has begun a memorial fund in Brayden’s name committed to furthering Southern Nevada Students’ educational purposes. The Brayden Smith Memorial Fund makes people always remember him, respecting knowledge and intelligence.

There is no contained information on Smith’s funeral programs and visitations. People may wait for Brayden’s family to release an announcement on that or reach out to them conveniently for them to talk. Family privacy needs to be respected at this challenging time. We are attempting to find more details about this young talented boys’ death cause. Follow us for more information.



During Trebek’s final episodes, Brayden Smith, a champion contender he filmed before dropping his battle with pancreatic cancer, passed away at age 24. He died suddenly last Friday in Las Vegas, Nevada, his hometown. We offer our sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Brayden Smith. RIP

The ‘Jeopardy!’ show shared a statement announcing that their family is sorrowful by the tragic loss of Brayden Smith. It was mentioned that he was kind, funny, and indeed brilliant. Their deepest condolences go out to the family of Brayden. He will be missed.

Smith obtained five games in a row and over $115,000 during his week on the program, which was recorded in October. Brayden is survived by 5 of his family members, including:

  • Scott Smith, his father
  • Deborah (Rudy) Smith, his mother
  • 26-year-old Bryce of Reno, Nevada, his brother
  • 18-year-old Brock of Las Vegas, his brother
  • 15-year-old Brody of Las Vegas, his brother

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On the same day, we found out that former Syracuse TV reporter Katherine Creag’s cause of death is still behind shadows following she suddenly passed away Wednesday night (Feb. 10) at the age of 47, when the heartbreaking news was confirmed Thursday. RIP.


Brayden Smith Jeopardy!’s Winner’s Cause of Death Unknown Even in His Mother’s Statement

Although Smith’s mother, Debbie, wrote on Twitter that they are heartbroken to report that their dear Brayden Smith lately passed away unexpectedly, no cause of death was mentioned in her statement. She replied that they are so thankful that Brayden was able to live out his big dream on Jeopardy!.

Mike Richards, the executive producer, told sources that he believes Trebek really like Brayden. He said that the man very much enjoyed that young man. Besides, that was fun to watch. He thinks that energized him.

“The best part of it for me was spending time with [Trebek],” Brayden Smith stated in an interview after his winning strip. “Doing the questions and answers is almost incidental, I think, to spending time with somebody who I had cherished in my life for such a long period of time” He added that he thinks back on it all the time moreover really savor each moment that he got to have with him.

Smith mentioned that every moment since he last was on the studio lot had been the moment that he has wanted to get back on there.

Just a few hours ago, the actress and animal rights advocate Ashley Judd’s death rumor in the ICU was stated unofficially at a South African trauma unit following her leg was about to miss in a Congo rainforest.


Brayden Smith’s Obituary Shocks People

According to Brayden Smith’s obituary, he attained a lifelong dream while he fought on “Jeopardy!” and was praised on social media as “Alex’s Last Great Champion.” Alex Trebek had nicknamed him “Billy Buzzsaw” through his run and stated that he was most impressive during his gameplay, and he doesn’t know what to say.

Brayden’s appearances on the program were taped last October and opened in late December and early January. Some of the previous episodes hosted by Alex Trebek passed away in November after a Stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis, 2019.

Smith was a big fan of books and used to read various topics, and his room was full of books, according to his obituary. The intelligent young boy was interested in:

  • political science
  • philosophy
  • economics
  • history

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Social Media Flooded By Condolences to Brayden Smith’s Family

Smith’s mother tweeted, remarking that the outpouring of love for his son, Brayden, is overwhelming. They can’t express how much the lovely comments are comforting us through this painfully sad time. “Thank you,” she wrote. Her post on Twitter which reported the loss of his son, took almost 900 comments, sending condolences to her and the whole family.

James Holzhauer wrote: “Absolutely devastated by the tragic loss of one of Jeopardy’s finest players and Las Vegas’s finest humans.” He also added, “Please consider a donation to Brayden’s memorial fund for Southern Nevada students. I will match the first $10,000.”

“I can’t express how sad I feel for your loss.” a user commented on Twitter, “He was a delight to watch on Jeopardy. I hope you have many wonderful memories to cherish. As a mom I can’t imagine what you’re going through. Much love and strength to all of you.”

“My deepest heartfelt condolences to you and your family.” someone wrote in Smith’s loss, “A child is such a gift and to lose one so young as Brayden is truly heartbreaking. As difficult as it is now, you will be able to find joy in all the treasured memories.”

“I’m so sorry Debbie.” a user tweeted, “How heartbreaking for your family. I can’t imagine the pain. He was such a sweet, smart, and lovely young man who we loved watching and reminded me of my nephew. Thank you for raising him. May his memory be a blessing.”

A user wounder what Smith’s cause of death is, writing: “Jeopardy champion Brayden Smith dies at 24.” he added, “Why are so many people dying so young these days?! I’m 50 years older than he was!”


A Quick Review on Brayden Smith’s Biography

Smith was graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with an economics degree in 2020 and was awaiting to attend law school to grow an attorney for the federal government. He recently worked as an intern for the Cato Institute, Washington, D.C., serving to research the criminal justice reform cases.

Before college, he accompanied Liberty High School in Henderson, Nevada, the place he lived as a National Merit Scholar semifinalist. Smith’s love for “Jeopardy!” was raised as a young adult while he captained his school’s Quiz Bowl club to back-to-back event runner-up finishes.

The “Jeopardy!” champion was not only book-smart but also in love with the culture. His family remarked that he was an enthusiastic sports fan, loved all music genres, and was eager about the film, flipping among Oscar winners and slapstick comedies with ease.

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