The category last Friday was Memoirs and the clue was, “In 2015′s ‘American Wife’, his widow Taya talks about their life together & coping with his death at a Texas gun range.”
Of course, many Americans would immediately know the correct response was “Who is Chris Kyle?”
However, from the three contestants playing, the response was nothing.
“That man was Chris Kyle, American Sniper,” Trebek said after time expired, seemingly surprised that no one answered the question.
Before his death Chris Kyle completed his best selling memoir, American Sniper, which was later adapted to a wildly successful feature film starring Bradley Cooper.
On February 2, 2013, Kyle, along with Chad Littlefield, was murdered at a Texas shooting range by Eddie Ray Routh, a veteran he was trying to help.