TMZ is reporting that Alex Trebek, long time host of quiz show Jeopardy has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Alex Trebek posted a video to Youtube today announcing that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. This diagnosis is a rather scary one due to the mortality rate of pancreatic cancer. Some pass on within a few months of the diagnosis while others are able to hold on for a few more years.
This is the same cancer that took the life of Patrick Swayze back in 2009. What’s hopeful though, is Alex’s upbeat and positive approach to his diagnosis. Even better, the sense of humor he peppered his announcement with.
Thoughts and prayers for the Trebek family!
I’ve said this before but Alex Trebek is in a way the last Cronkite: authoritative, reassuring TV voice you hear every night, almost to the point of ritual.
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) March 6, 2019
Sending all my love, thoughts and prayers to Alex Trebek.
You are my hero. ❤️❤️🙏🙏pic.twitter.com/CcXhVtqUT8
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) March 6, 2019
We are all pulling for Alex Trebek who just revealed he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He vows to fight this and to keep working. We’re with you, Alex.
— David Muir (@DavidMuir) March 6, 2019
The Sajak family is deeply saddened to hear of Alex Trebek’s struggle with cancer. Our hearts go out to him and his family. But there is no one I know who is stronger and more determined, and I would never bet against him. We, and the entire country, are pulling for you, Alex.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) March 6, 2019