There’s sad word to share about a beloved game show host.
Alex Trebek has sadly died after a battle with stage four pancreatic cancer. The news about the Jeopardy! multitude, 80, was confirmed by the show who tweeted on Sunday ;P TAGEND
” Jeopardy is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away calmly at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex.
His death comes over a year after he was first diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in March 2019. In May 2019 he was seemingly on the mend and told PEOPLE that his prognosis was looking up, and he was in “near remission”, he’d later liberation a video confirming that he ended his chemotherapy treatments.
“It’s kind of mind-boggling, ” he said. “The doctors said they hadn’t seen this kind of positive result in their retention … some of the tumors have already shrunk by more than 50 percent.”
Things made a turn however in September 2019 and he announced that he had to undergo chemotherapy again.
“I was doing so well and my digits went down to the equivalent of a regular human being who does not have pancreatic cancer, so we were all very optimistic, ” Trebek said on Good Morning America. “They said,’ Good, we’re gonna stop chemo, we’ll start you on immunotherapy’ and I lost about 12 pounds in a week and my numerals disappeared sky-high, much higher than they were when I was first diagnosed.”
Then ahead of his 80 th birthday, he shared that wanted to focus more on keeping his” character of life and making a smooth transition” rather than going through” unnecessary chemo” again. Because of this detail, he told The New York Times that he scheduled on stopping care if his latest round of chemo is unsuccessful.
” Yesterday morning my partner came to me and said,’ How are you feeling? ’ And I said,’ I feel like I want to die.’ It was that bad ,” he withdrew.” There comes a era where you have to make a decision as to whether you want to continue with such a low quality of life, or whether wishes to merely easy yourself into the next height. It doesn’t bother me in the least .”
So, so, harrowing but it sounds like Alex was at peace.
R.I.P. Alex Trebek.
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