Meanwhile, the 79-year-old television host has been delighting “Jeopardy!” fans since the show first aired in 1984. Trebek shocked his fans back in March after he announced his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis.
After completing his chemotherapy treatment, he said his cancer was already near remission as he the new season “Jeopardy!” began filming. However, recent test results showed a recurrence of his cancer. He also revealed in an interview last month withCTV News that his immunotherapy had not worked as expected. When it resulted in his weight loss, he decided for more chemotherapy instead.
“I’m not afraid of dying,” Trebek was quoted as saying. “One thing they’re not gonna say at my funeral, as a part of a eulogy, ‘He was taken from us too soon.’ I’m 79 years old, so I have lived a good life, a full life and I’m nearing the end of that life. I know that. I’m not going to delude myself. So if it happens, it happens, and why should I be afraid of it?”
Gaur also used the popularity of his treatment to promote his support for pancreatic cancer research.
With all the attention coming my way, I want to also re-up this play-along for Pancreatic Cancer on Thursday and Friday. Many of us are donating $1 for every question we get right when playing along at home to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Join along! https://t.co/0BzrvDo3RC