Alex Trebek, the longtime host of the popular game show “Jeopardy” has revealed that he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He made the announcement in a video on Wednesday. The television icon vows to fight the low survival rate of the diagnosis and also says he will continue to work and host “Jeopardy”.
Trebek’s current contract has him hosting the game show for 3 more years and he is using that as motivation to fight the diagnosis and asked fans, to keep the faith. With the support of family and friends and the prayers of his fans, Alex Trebek is ready to fight.
Reaction and encouragement have been pouring out on social media, below you can see a tweet from the chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company Bob Iger regarding Alex Trebek’s announcement.
Our hearts go out to you, #Alextrebek, a member of our Disney-ABC family for so long. We admire your courage and determination, and in the words of Winston Churchill: “never, never, never, never give up!”
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) March 6, 2019