Late Alex Trebek Pre-Recorded Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Message
Alex Trebek passed away because of pancreatic cancer at the age of 80 on Nov. 8. However, there is a pre-recorded footage of the late host that created awareness on the World Pancreatic Cancer Day on Nov. 19 and marked his last television footage.
Thanks to Trebek, who recorded episodes beforehand so that viewers will be able to see the legendary host until Christmas. Although Nov. 19 turned out to be special for viewers as the host spoke about cancer, which took his life.
Interestingly, the host never spoke about his own struggle with pancreatic cancer while he spread awareness about it in the latest footage. However, Trebek ensured that he inform his viewers about the warnings and signs they should keep an eye on.
While the host ran the game show called Jeopardy! for 36 years, he began the speech about the World Pancreatic Cancer Day before getting into the match. The host said that if anyone develops any symptoms that he revealed in the past, then they should immediately see a doctor and get the necessary tests done.
Trebek said that he wants everyone to stay safe, as this is a "terrible disease." The official Twitter account of Jeopardy! also posted a picture of Trebek and his wife, Jean Currivan Trebek, which had a message about the awareness day.
They encouraged viewers and followers to wear purple with respect to the late host and raise pancreatic cancer awareness to inform people about the symptoms and risks. The picture also had text quoted by Trebek's wife, who spoke about coherency and kindness.
"It's about time we stop taking for granted the preciousness of each day and start living in the full experience of kindness and coherency," she said. Last year, the host revealed his diagnosis with pancreatic cancer.
Trebek said that he is battling with stage IV and his progress towards recovery wasn't great. Despite this, the host said that he would be fighting back. After a couple of months, the host disclosed that his tumor had become half in size as he is responding to the ongoing treatment.
Unfortunately, the host died while he taped episodes till Christmas. Although Jeopardy! wasn't the only game show in his career; he also hosted $128,000 Question, The Wizard of Odds, and High Rollers back in the 1970s. Trebek also became the first host to work on three television shows at the same time, Classic Concentration, Jeopardy!, and To Tell the Truth.