Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by slam » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:37 am

This totally sucks.

My father was diagnosed, also at age 78, with stage 2 pancreatic cancer a few years ago. He survived just a year, though he was able to function well until his last few months.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by John Boy » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:37 pm

Amen to all of the above. This is the saddest thing I've heard in a long time. Prayers for Alex and his family, and I hope he feels the strength that is going his way from millions of us who love him.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by billiej » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:58 pm

This news comes on the heels of the anniversary of my mother's death from cancer. After 35 years of having Alex in my living room, I feel like this is happening to a member of my family, too. :cry:

I am going to hang on to the fact that he looked and sounded so good, and displayed such hope and humor, in the video.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by BADuBois » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:15 pm

Horrible news indeed... and now makes watching the previously recorded programs sad and quite melancholy.
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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by cinemaniax7 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:21 pm

Thank you, Alex, for all the joy you've brought us. We are grateful for your display of faith and courage. My family and I are praying for you.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by stephanie » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:38 pm

My heart is broken with this news. I am wishing him strength and my prayers go out to his family.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by Woof » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:22 pm

This is indeed very sad news. I hope that Alex can beat the odds and leave Jeopardy on his own terms rather than those dictate by a disease.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:50 pm

Very nice heartfelt words and encouragement from Kelly Ripa & Ryan Seacrest on Live, the hosts on The View and the hosts on The Talk today.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by Jeffreygallup » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:07 pm

Alex has done it so well for so long it is hard to imagine Jeopardy! without him. All the best.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by QuizGeek75 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:38 pm

Stephen Colbert sent his well wishes last night since Alex appeared on the very last episode of The Colbert Report before succeeding David Letterman as host of The Late Show.
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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by jwatcher16 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:13 pm

Oh my, this is such sad news. It was on Phila. Action News last night.

I also add Amen to all the tributes here posted to Alex. He is a gem indeed and is showing such bravery, humor, and grace.

My prayers and good wishes also to go out to him and his family. Best wishes for beating this.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by RJRouge » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:28 pm

I have little faith, but I always have a lot of hope. Nothing is certain, and if anybody can beat the odds it's someone who helped resurrect and reinvigorate a dead quiz show at a time when being a nerd still got you beaten up.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by slam » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:35 pm

QuizGeek75 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:38 pm
Stephen Colbert sent his well wishes last night since Alex appeared on the very last episode of The Colbert Report before succeeding David Letterman as host of The Late Show.
Alex succeeded David Letterman as host of The Late Show? :lol:

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by morbeedo » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:31 pm

slam wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:35 pm
QuizGeek75 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:38 pm
Stephen Colbert sent his well wishes last night since Alex appeared on the very last episode of The Colbert Report before succeeding David Letterman as host of The Late Show.
Alex succeeded David Letterman as host of The Late Show? :lol:
Ha! I thought the same, and I appreciate this bit of levity

I wonder if fewer people will try out for the show if/when Alex passes the baton. I’m expecting Trebek to outlive us all, but I wonder

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by Golf » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:17 pm

Treberk - a dance a contestant performs upon winning a game of Jeopardy.

Only seems appropriate that he should have a move named for him.

This sad news made me think back to my youth when I met Alex and got an autographed picture when he was host of High Rollers.


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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by CasketRomance » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:01 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:31 pm
slam wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:35 pm
QuizGeek75 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:38 pm
Stephen Colbert sent his well wishes last night since Alex appeared on the very last episode of The Colbert Report before succeeding David Letterman as host of The Late Show.
Alex succeeded David Letterman as host of The Late Show? :lol:
Ha! I thought the same, and I appreciate this bit of levity

I wonder if fewer people will try out for the show if/when Alex passes the baton. I’m expecting Trebek to outlive us all, but I wonder
wouldn't think so...is meeting trebek the main reason people go on the show? the price is right is still thriving after bob barker left...can't see why jeopardy wouldn't still be going on without trebek

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by joepozz » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:36 pm

What a week! It was bad enough that Alex had to make this horrible announcement. Then the very next day, this life-long Met fan learned that Tom Seaver (the greatest Met of them all) is suffering from dementia, and has to retire from public life. May God strengthen them both for the upcoming trials that they face. I thank them both for so many wonderful memories and happy moments in my life.

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