The hosts, who are brothers and sisters, died from complications related to heart disease, a source close to the family confirmed to The Verge.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media, said the hosts had recently been diagnosed with congestive heart failure, which can lead to a buildup of fluid in the heart.
“They were not in a good state,” the source said of the hosts, both of whom were in their 60s.
“The doctors were not treating them.”
According to the source, the hosts were at the top of the list for the most popular Jeopardymasters during their careers, but the family decided to move on from them.
“It was hard for the family,” the person said.
“They were like a brother and sister, and it was hard to let go.”
The source said the family, who is now living in the United Kingdom, had recently started a new family of four, including the parents, and were planning to start a new career as soon as possible.
The hosts had a long history of hosting games, having hosted Jeopardys for nearly 10 years, according to a source familiar with the hosts’ career.
In fact, the source added, one of the brothers had previously been a Jeopardytalk contributor.
“We are not sure where they are going to go, but we hope they can come back to Jeopardya,” the family source said.
When reached for comment, Jeopardtalks declined to comment.
In September, a family feud host named Daniel Gaffney died after a heart attack.
His death came after his brother, James, who hosted Jeotalks for years, died in October from a heart condition.