Brayden Smith, of Las Vegas, was 24 years old when he died on February 5. The family did not release the cause of death.
Smith’s six episodes were broadcast December 15-18 and January 5-6.
“He was a voracious reader and autodidact, a lover of knowledge and an advocate for justice,” the obituary read.
Smith was a 2020 graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
In the video about his time on the show, Smith said he was looking forward to appearing on a Jeopardy tournament of champions.
“The tournament of champions was my favorite tournament every year since I was a kid,” he said. “These people are some of my trivia idols.”