Alex Trebek

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  1. bb721

    bb721 Well-Known Member

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  2. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Just got this in my Yahoo account. Very sad news. But as you said, he's facing it with dignity and courage, but also a sense of humor, stating he has to fight it, because he's under contract for 3 more years.
    :laugh:
    Best wishes, Mr. Trebek, my thoughts, and those of millions are with you!
     
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  3. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

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    You forgot to phrase this in the form of a question .

    In all seriousness. Jeopardy is my all time favorite game show.
    It's the only game you had to be truly smart to win and not have dumb luck .
     
  4. Tabascocat

    Tabascocat Dexternjack Zone Supporter

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    I would hate to receive that news knowing your days are numbered :(

    Hopefully, he can hang on for a year to enjoy the rest of his life and reflect.......
     
  5. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    It'd be great if he somehow managed to beat the cancer altogether. I think they'd have to cancel Jeopardy! without him as host.
     
  6. lukin2006

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    I just heard the news. Good thoughts going out to a fellow Canadian. Hopefully, you beat the disease.
     
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  7. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    Kim and I said the same thing just about the time you posted this.
     
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  8. Tabascocat

    Tabascocat Dexternjack Zone Supporter

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    Unfortunately, you don't beat stage IV pancreatic cancer :thumbdown:
     
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  9. Runwildboys

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    I know, but you never know when the next miracle drug will come out. Maybe the heads of Big Pharma are Jeopardy! fans.
     
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  10. bb721

    bb721 Well-Known Member

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    From what I have seen there is about a 3% survival rate. Daunting odds, but it DOES happen.
     
  11. Tabascocat

    Tabascocat Dexternjack Zone Supporter

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    If the cancer was in the tail end only, they could whack it off with a good chance of survival. But, if in the head....game over. I have a feeling if the outlook was good, he would have said that. At least he isn't young, almost 80 years old, lived a great life!
     
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  12. Tabascocat

    Tabascocat Dexternjack Zone Supporter

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    I believe it is 1% to make it five years. It all depends on where the cancer is.
     
  13. Juggernaut

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  15. lukin2006

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    That's a great point about living a good life. Yes, it sucks that he might be dying, but I bet he lived one of great life that we all would have enjoyed...Sometimes it's not how old you live, but how you lived.
     
  16. Silver Surfer

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    Although his prognosis his grim (not trying to be glib here), he's been given an opportunity.

    He can say what he wants to say to friends and loved ones and spend time with the people he wants to before his time is up. In many ways, that's a blessing.

    So many people pass away so suddenly that they didn't have the chance to say "I love you" or "I'm sorry" to the people that mattered in their lives.
     
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  17. Passepartout

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    May not have always been a big fan of his but you never want to wish anything bad on people like that. No matter who they are or what they have done in life. As they are all human beings. Worst kind of cancer to have. As it comes out of nowhere. Thoughts and prayers are with his family!
     
  18. SlammedZero

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    Yeah my wife works with dying patients and she said this one takes you super quick. Too bad to hear. I didn't realize how old Trebek was though (not that it makes it any better to have cancer but at least he isn't relatively young).
     
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  20. Melonfeud

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    Last I'd heard he still lived with his Mothero_O

    * I've always enjoyed watching Jeopardy & playing along,although some of those categories are like *zing* over my head completely:lmao:,,, ya, I'd hit the click when the DRUDGE linked a header about it:(
     

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