Mar 06, 2019
By Christine Ross
Alex Trebek has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. The 78-year-old Sudury-born game-show host announced the news in a video posted on the “Jeopardy!” YouTube Channel
Trebek has hosted the show that Zoomers and their families have watched for 35 years. He wanted to announce the news himself to prevent fans from reading or hearing some overblown or inaccurate reports. He acknowledges the prognosis for stage four pancreatic cancer “is not very encouraging” but adds he’s going to keep working and beat the low survival rate for this disease.