OBIT: Brayden Smith

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Re: OBIT: Brayden Smith

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This is so sad. Condolences to his family.

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Las Vegas station KLAS, which airs Jeopardy, says he died after complications from surgery.
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Re: OBIT: Brayden Smith

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I just saw this on a news website. Completely shocking and unexpected. Prayers and thoughts go out to his family. He was a great champion.

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Re: OBIT: Brayden Smith

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So sad about h I s death. We did not get to see his episodes, we were in the CBS blackout. I did watch one of his episodes on YouTube. Such a shame.

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I am so sorry to hear this. May he RIP. And I am sending thoughts and prayers to his loved ones.

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The Jeopardy! home page still hasn't mentioned anything about Brayden's passing.
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Re: OBIT: Brayden Smith

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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:54 am
The Jeopardy! home page still hasn't mentioned anything about Brayden's passing.
They have on their Instagram feed, though:

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Re: OBIT: Brayden Smith

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"Billy Buzz Saw" is a good reason for more post-game chats to be released as it's fun to hear host/contestant exchanges after the contest, although I get only doing it for appropriate times like Bart's remarks and in honor of Brayden.

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Re: OBIT: Brayden Smith

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I don't have access to the Las Vegas newspaper online, but a couple of sites have reported that Brayden's family told a local paper that he passed away in the hospital after complications from surgery:

https://www.today.com/popculture/jeopar ... rt-t208981

I'm not surprised the show didn't address it on Friday - IIRC, even though he passed away on the 5th, the news broke fairly late in the afternoon EST on Friday - far too late to re-cut the episode, since the episodes probably have to be prepped in the morning for the affiliates that air J! first.

It's something the show should address before the ToC IMO, although it makes it harder given that Ken isn't in the studio. Sadly, I imagine Mike Richards would be the logical choice to have to do this again.

It's a tough line to have to talk - quiz shows are sort of the places we go to escape the world. Brayden was a pleasure to watch on J!, and I'll miss seeing him play in the ToC.

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Re: OBIT: Brayden Smith

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I don't recall Larry Martin's death being acknowledged on the show before the ToC, so I'm not sure we should expect the same for Brayden.

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Re: OBIT: Brayden Smith

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talkingaway wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:17 pm
I'm not surprised the show didn't address it on Friday - IIRC, even though he passed away on the 5th, the news broke fairly late in the afternoon EST on Friday - far too late to re-cut the episode, since the episodes probably have to be prepped in the morning for the affiliates that air J! first.
As far as I know, the completed episodes are actually made available at least two days in advance (this was definitely the case when they were fed via satellite on a regular schedule, but in these modern times, stations download files from a private server). Among other things, the stations have to get them programmed into their automation system so that the local commercials can be properly scheduled and run on time.

I do agree with seaborgium that they're not likely to address it on the air until the ToC.

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Re: OBIT: Brayden Smith

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trainman wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:26 pm
talkingaway wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:17 pm
I'm not surprised the show didn't address it on Friday - IIRC, even though he passed away on the 5th, the news broke fairly late in the afternoon EST on Friday - far too late to re-cut the episode, since the episodes probably have to be prepped in the morning for the affiliates that air J! first.
As far as I know, the completed episodes are actually made available at least two days in advance (this was definitely the case when they were fed via satellite on a regular schedule, but in these modern times, stations download files from a private server). Among other things, the stations have to get them programmed into their automation system so that the local commercials can be properly scheduled and run on time.

I do agree with seaborgium that they're not likely to address it on the air until the ToC.
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Re: OBIT: Brayden Smith

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RIP Brayden.

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