Actress India Cooper Death : Jeopardy Pays Tribute to Late Contestant.

By admin | August 8, 2020

Tonight’s episode of the #JeopardyVault, being Day 5 of the Million Dollar Masters, was an overall great game. This episode also featured India Cooper, who sadly passed away a few months ago.

Beloved Jeopardy contestant India Cooper has died at the age of 67, according a tribute aired on Jeopardy to honor her life and legacy on August 8, 2020 . She passed away in May at age 67. 


India Cooper, one of our best contestants ever, passed away in May. She will always be a part of the Jeopardy! family. Tune in today to watch her in Million Dollar Masters. #JeopardyVault

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Who is India Cooper.

India Cooper was born on July 24, 1952 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as India Catherine Cooper. She was an actress, known for Above the Law (1988), Law & Order (1990) and Never Again (2001). She was married to Fred Burrell. She died on May 17, 2020 in Madison, Indiana, USA.

According to her profile on IMDB , she was introduced on Jeopardy! as “a copy editor from Denver, Colorado.”

A five time Jeopardy! champion (1991-1992 season), she won a total of $73,400, including in the Tournament of Champions and a one-day total of $24,001.
She was a five time winner on Jeopardy! in 1991 and was a contestant in that year’s Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. In 2002 she is competing in Jeopardy!’s Million Dollar Tournament and is a semi-finalist at the time of this writing.

Tributes and Condolences

The surprised tributes aired on Jeopardy have generated a lots of reactions and condolence messages on social media.

Jasmine wrote on twitter  “Make it a priority to watch the @Jeopardy vault episode today. Three amazing players, but most especially the bright shining light that was India Cooper”.

Rebecca Woo wrote ” I’m just watched India Cooper become a semi-finalist on a re-run of a Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions show. She also appeared in a 1990 episode of Law and Order. She died May 17 at age 67. RIP India Cooper”.

Stephen Maxwell wrote “Watched it tonight, I love Jeopardy! And actually knew the Final Jeopardy question. Sorry for your loss”.

Julienne Woelk Schaeffer wrote “Oh Susie, I am so sorry. Barry and I watched it tonight as well. I did not know that she was your sister-in-law. She was one smart lady”.

Bradleykirksey wrote “She was a lovely woman who would have won the ToC in many other years. She was involved in that semi-legendary game with Rutter and Leslie. That’s really sad to hear, thanks for sharing!”

Esquared88 “I believe in that semi with Brad and Leslie that Brad would have lost if not for a zero wager by Leslie despite a correct response. Amazing how that one wager could have changed Jeopardy history.”

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