Alex TrebekAnother “great danger!” Champion at only 24 years old.
Bryden SmithHe, who has scored a winning streak in 5 games in a row and more than $ 115,000 in winnings as the Trebek era approaches, died unexpectedly last Friday in his hometown of Las Vegas. The cause of death is not clear.
Bryden’s lifelong dream has been to appear on “Danger!” … and the young man, who has reportedly tried to appear on the show no less than a dozen times, made a lasting impression on Trebek and fans alike.
His run was so impressive that he drew comparisons with the greats James Holzhauer Because he also had a knack for finding the everyday doubles and placing huge bets when he did.
Trebek was very impressed by Bryden’s prolific running … and dubbed “Billy Buzzo” for his ability to break up the competition. As Trebek said: “Most impressive. I don’t know what to say.” Bryden has, of course, appeared in Trebek-hosted finals before he died From pancreatic cancer.
Bryden, who died about a month after the episode aired, was looking forward to competing in the Championship. He had just graduated from UNLV last year with a degree in economics and was hoping to go to law school and become a lawyer in the United States.
The family requested the donation in Bryden’s name Here … a fund that Nevada students benefit from to continue their education.