ALEX Trebek has kept up with his household chores amid his stage IV pancreatic cancer battle as he was pictured taking out the trash bins in front of his L.A. home.
The resilient 79-year-old Jeopardy! host appeared to be in good spirits when he sported casual jeans, a sweatshirt and a baseball hat as he pushed the garbage bins outside last month.
Beloved TV personality Alex looked strong in the outing that took place between the ABC show’s filming schedule.
The Canada-born star tragically broke the news in March 2019 that he had been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer.
“Just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer.
“Now, normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this—and I’m going to keep working,” he said determined in a recorded video message at the time.
In a joint sit-down with his wife of 30 years, Jean Trebeck, he emotionally said of his spouse: “It’s always tough for caretakers because she has to deal with her worrying about my well-being and also dealing with.
“I’m not always the most pleasant person to be around when I’m experiencing severe pain or depression, and she has to tread lightly around me.”
The couple share two children together – 29-year-old son Matthew and 26-year-old daughter Emily.
He continued to confess to the the GMA anchor that he has “rehearsed” the farewell speech he wrote for the show he has been the face of since 1984.
“I will say my goodbyes and I will tell people, ‘Don’t ask me who’s going to replace me because I have no say whatsoever.
“But I’m sure that if you give them the same love and attention and respect that you have shown me…then they will be a success and the show will continue being a success.
“And until we meet again, God bless you and goodbye,” he emotionally concluded.
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However, last month it was reported that Alex actually would be involved with the choice of his Jeopardy! replacement.
An insider told RadarOnline: “The show employs hundreds of people and will continue, which is why they are eager to consult Alex on who he would like to see host when he says goodbye.
”His opinions are very important to everyone making the decision. The names at the top of the list are Gayle King and Ann Curry.
“It would be nice to have a woman and a little diversity added to the program. However, other names that have been suggested are top contestants Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer.”
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