by HB Auld, Jr.
Beloved Jeopardy television program host Alex Trebek died this morning of pancreatic cancer at the age of 80.
Alex announced he suffered from Stage Four Pancreatic Cancer in March, 2019. He was surrounded by his wife, Jean, and his family when he died.
According to TMZ, Alex powered through for a full year — despite what he called “massive attacks of great depression that made me wonder if it was really worth fighting on” — because he said he realized giving up on life would be a betrayal to his wife, to God, and to other cancer patients.
God rest his soul and may he Rest In Peace.
Thank you, Alex, for more than 36 years of great Jeopardy programs, for your other entertainment programs before that one, and for showing us your dignity throughout your illness.