‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Brayden Smith died from post-operative complications
“Jeopardy!” champion Brayden Smith, who died suddenly ay age 24 had suffered health complications following an operation, according to a report.
Smith was hospitalized for days at a Southern Nevada hospital prior to his death on Feb. 5th.
He won five games in a row and more than $115,000 during his stint on the show, which was taped in October.
“The ‘Jeopardy!’ family is heartbroken by the tragic loss of Brayden Smith,” the show said in a released statement “He was kind, funny and absolutely brilliant. Our deepest condolences go out to Brayden’s family. He will be missed.”