Jeopardy Host Alex Trebek Announces he has Stage Four Pancreatic Cancer

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    Video released today by Alex Trebek with the announcement.

    I wish him well. My wife and I watch Jeopardy most every night and I have always thought Trebek was a class act.
     
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    I agree with you, his show is a mainstay with me.
     
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    This is sad news. Pancreatic cancer is the worst.
     
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    Terrible news. Thoughts are with his family.
     
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    I don’t even want to imagine a replacement. This is very sad and he’s an important part of my weekday evenings. Hope he defies the odds and beats cancer.
     
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    Trebek is an outstanding person.

    1.) I really can appreciate the fact that he addressed the public, and not having to be heard through a third-party rumor about his disease. And as private as this matter is, it takes a bigger person to discuss something like this openly.

    2.) His positive attitude is inspiring at his age, and not accepting defeat for something as dangerous as this, but with the attitude moving forward that he plans on defying any odds.

    God speed.
     
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    Wow, like dannyyankou said - hard to imagine anyone following him up.
     
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    I thought I read somewhere a few months back there was some talk of Ken Jennings taking over when Trebek's contract ran out. He might be a good choice.
     
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    Anything better than some greasy game show retread who is under the illusion that he's funny. I agree with you, I think Ken Jennings would do better than anybody else I can imagine, he has an attractive person and it's pretty obvious that he's a kind, outgoing person. And he has credibility up (or is it out? -- I wasn't paying attention in h. s. English that day) the wazoo.
     
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    I grew up watching his show, indeed very very sad. May God be with him and help him.
     
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    An acronym for "fixed it for you"
     

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