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Alex Trebek Says He's "Nearing the End" of His Life Amid Cancer Complications
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n September, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek announced that despite previously being in near remission from his pancreatic cancer, he had to undergo chemotherapy again.

He told CTV News on Friday that he may need to leave Jeopardy before his contract ends because of health complications.

"I will keep doing it as long as my skills do not diminish, and they have started to diminish," Trebek said.

Jeopardy host and general TV icon Alex Trebek revealed in March that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Since then, Trebek, who has been at the center of the game show since 1984, has been undergoing treatments to "beat the low survival rate statistics," he said. While he's been open about his battle, and his determination to fight the disease, he shared with CTV News on October 4 that he may have to leave Jeopardy due to health complications.

Trebek, 79, explained that he's developed mouth sores from his chemotherapy that make it difficult for him to articulate.

“I’m sure there are observant members of the television audience that notice also, but they’re forgiving,” Trebek said. “But there will come a point when they will no longer be able to say, ‘It’s okay.'"

"I will keep doing it as long as my skills do not diminish, and they have started to diminish," Trebek, whose contract runs until 2020, said.


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Yet, Trebek has tried to remain positive. "The thought of the pancreatic cancer does not frighten me. I'm 79 years old. So, hey, I've lived a good life, a full life, and I'm nearing the end of that life. I know that." But even so, he does want to continue to work for as long as he's able. In September he shared, "As long as I can walk out and greet the audience and the contestants and run the game I'm happy."


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re: Alex Trebek Says He's "Nearing the End" of His Life Amid Cancer Complications
Sad


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re: Alex Trebek Says He's "Nearing the End" of His Life Amid Cancer Complications
Gahhh man that sucks


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I’ll take “That Sucks to Hear” for $1200, Alex


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pioneerbasketball
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re: Alex Trebek Says He's "Nearing the End" of His Life Amid Cancer Complications
Jeopardy won't be the same


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:(


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rilesrick
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He has great spirit and attitude. He's right about having a great run. Its all one could expect


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Sad


Oh, sorry. We were looking for "What is sad?"


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re: Alex Trebek Says He's "Nearing the End" of His Life Amid Cancer Complications
Cancer is a cursed disease


777Tiger
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Oh, sorry. We were looking for "What is sad?"


show is in jeopardy of taking a slide in ratings


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kywildcatfanone
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re: Alex Trebek Says He's "Nearing the End" of His Life Amid Cancer Complications
That is sad to hear. I had no idea he was 79.


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oleheat
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re: Alex Trebek Says He's "Nearing the End" of His Life Amid Cancer Complications
God Bless him.

Always exhibited total class, and seems like a genuinely good man.


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9Fiddy
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re: Alex Trebek Says He's "Nearing the End" of His Life Amid Cancer Complications
That's sad. frick cancer.



That being said, there really is only one acceptable replacement.

Image: https://imgix.bustle.com/elite-daily/2015/02/05164107/alle.png?w=1020&h=574&fit=crop&crop=faces&auto=format&q=70


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re: Alex Trebek Says He's "Nearing the End" of His Life Amid Cancer Complications
He’s on the Mt Rushmore of game show hosts.


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Him and Bob Barker are in a class of their own imo


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re: Alex Trebek Says He's "Nearing the End" of His Life Amid Cancer Complications
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He’s on the Mt Rushmore of game show hosts.


this is interesting

Barker, Trebek, Sajak

Who is the 4th?

Chuck Woolery, Gene Rayburn? Regis Philbin? Bob Eubanks? Richard Dawson?


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I wonder what black comedian they will replace him with?


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Who is the 4th?


Chuck Barris


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re: Alex Trebek Says He's "Nearing the End" of His Life Amid Cancer Complications
100% correct.......sad indeed.


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NOLALGD
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re: Alex Trebek Says He's "Nearing the End" of His Life Amid Cancer Complications
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He’s on the Mt Rushmore of game show hosts.


I slightly disagree, I believe he IS the Mt. Rushmore of game show hosts. There have been other all-timers, but he is in a league of his own, no one else is even in the discussion.


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