Jeopardy! contestant sacrifices remaining round for sweet tribute to Alex Trebek


Trebek has been in a rather public battle with pancreatic cancer, a battle that has featured ups and downs, and led to an outpouring of goodwill towards the gameshow host.

Reading through "We appreciate you Alex!" in place of an respond to, Trebek grew to become visibly choked up for a moment-though, ever the experienced, Trebek did manage to insert "that's really variety, thank you" prior to continuing on with his common internet hosting responsibilities.

"We have been all hurting for him so badly", Gaur wrote.

While he's concerned about what his passing would mean for his loved ones, Trebek said he's not afraid of what lies ahead. The news of his diagnosis came just months after Trebek renewed his contract with Sony Pictures Television to stay on as host of "Jeopardy!" through 2022.

Dhruv Gaur, the 2018 college champion, wrote "What is we [heart] you Alex" as his answer.

Gaur was glad he got to say "what everybody at the tournament was thinking".

"I wish I had known sooner that the persistent stomach pain I experienced before my diagnosis was a symptom of pancreatic cancer", he said in the video.

Fans and contestants of the show have showed tremendous support to Alex ever since he announced his cancer diagnosis in March.

That is truly the correct response to tonight's episode of Jeopardy! I have lived a good life, a full life and I'm nearing the end of that life. "I'm 79 years old". From wearing red ribbons, which portray pancreatic most cancers consciousness, to sending him comparatively a couple of effectively desires on-line and previous, the Canadian, who has hosted Jeopardy! for 35 years, has seen lots, giving him no motive to doubt the partiality many folks have for him.

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all cancers, because a lack of knowledge means people are often diagnosed at an advanced stage, according to the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition.