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Father of ‘Jeopardy!’ star dies of brain aneurysm: Here’s what you need to know

Earlier this month, the 57-year-old father of Canadian “Jeopardy!” star Mattea Roach died from a brain aneurysm.

Phillip Roach died on May 2 in his Halifax home. According to the obituary, he was remembered for “his warmth and kindness, which he displayed in equal measure to those he’d known for decades and those he’d just met.”

Twenty-four-year-old Mattea Roach, who made headlines last year after holding a 23-game streak on “Jeopardy!,” has yet to announce their father’s death.

South of the border, it’s estimated about 6.7 million Americans have unruptured brain aneurysms. It ruptures in about 30,000 people annually in the U.S., according to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.

Ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in about 50 percent of cases, and about 15 percent die before even reaching the hospital.

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