Jeopardy Host Alex Trebek Dies After Tough Fight With Pancreatic Cancer

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek has sadly passed away. The game show icon died after fighting a tough battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Trebek was given a terminal diagnosis after a long fight and in October 2019, he stated that he felt he was “nearing the end” of his life, and even then he didn’t formally exit Jeopardy, a show made famous by him for 36 years and a contract which was to last till 2022.

“I’ve lived a full life, a good life, and I’m nearing the end of that life,” he said in 2019. “I know that. I’m not gonna delude myself. If it happens, it happens. Why should I be afraid of that?” Trebek credited God and the prayers of his fans in his fight with pancreatic cancer which has an 18% survival rate.

Trebek hosted 8,000 episodes of the show, and admitted wanting to give up fighting, but, he said, “It would have been a betrayal of other cancer patients who have looked at me as an inspiration and a cheerleader of sorts of the value of living and hope. And it would certainly have been a betrayal of my faith in God and the millions of prayers that have been said on my behalf.”

“If we take it one day at a time,” he continued, “with a positive attitude, anything is possible.” We salute the warrior that Alex Trebek was and know that God has a purpose in everything and He must get the glory in every situation.

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Alicia Kerns

Rest in peace Mr. Trebek

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