I’m not afraid of dying. I’ve lived a good life, a full life, and I’m nearing the end of that life … if it happens, why should I be afraid that? One thing they’re not going to say at my funeral, as a part of a eulogy, is ‘He was taken from us too soon.’
Trebek appeared at an event hosted at his alma mater, the University of Ottawa, where he donated $2.1 million to the Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue. It was created to “enrich and broaden public debate.”
In March, Trebek made a video on Jeopardy's official YouTube page where he disclosed he was battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. A few months later in May, Trebek revealed his tumors shrank by 50%. Then in August, he announced he was undergoing chemo again because his numbers went through the roof.
How is Trebek dealing with his earlier setback? Trebek revealed,
I'm hanging in. So we're back on the chemo and we'll see if the numbers go down. And if they do... they can't keep doing it forever of course.