Famous American-Canadian TV personality Alex Trebek was diagnosed with stage-four pancreatic cancer earlier this year. In March 2020, Alex Trebek’s health condition was publicly disclosed, which came as a major shock to all the fans. The news caused a lot of tension in several social media platforms and was perceived to be a grave loss to the American film industry.
George Alex Trebek, otherwise known as Alex Trebek, is a popular American television personality born on July 22, 1940, in Sudbury, Ontario. The 79-year-old actor, as well as media person, is known for several shows, but is mostly recognized for hosting “Jeopardy.” Trebek was supposed to host the show till 2022, but due to his cancer could not carry on hosting the show.
Trebek had previously hosted several other shows, which include “The wizard of odds, Double Dare, High Rollers, To Tell The Truth,” and several more. In the professional field of cinema, Trebek is considered to be a legend, who was one of the most impactful spokespeople in his line of work.
Despite having stage-4 pancreatic cancer, Trebek is still as optimistic and good-hearted as ever. In an interview with CTV News, Trebek said: “ I am not afraid of dying.” He further added, “I have lived a good life, a full life, and I am nearing the end of that life. If it happens, why should I be afraid of that?”
Moreover, in his interview, Trebek sarcastically and jokingly pointed out that in his eulogy, people will not say that he was taken from the world soon. During the interview, he mentioned that it was difficult for him to see others worried or depressed about his death when he himself had come to terms with what could happen.
Pancreatic cancer at stage-4 at max has a 5-year survival rate, with just 9% survival chances. Trebek’s condition is drawing a lot of media attention towards him, and chances of his making it through are slim.