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RIP Alex Trebek
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Thorzdad
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Nov 8, 2020, 02:55 PM
 
Alex Trebek has passed due to pancreatic cancer. He was 80.

I skipped watching Jeopardy in the runup to the election, because I didn't want to subject myself to the deluge of political ads that run during the show. So, I haven't seen the show in a couple of months or more. Now I'm mad at myself.
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Nov 8, 2020, 05:40 PM
 
I haven't watched in years, but he always seemed like a decent human being. RIP.
     
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Nov 8, 2020, 05:57 PM
 
I’m saddened.

I’ll also point out that, for someone with pancreatic cancer, he lasted quite a while. It tends to be brutal, but pretty fast.

Oh, and I f&cking hate cancer... This is yet another reason to hate it.

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Nov 8, 2020, 06:05 PM
 
Cancer is one of the most hated things in the world. I lost a love one to it. Must eat healthily and live healthily but sometimes it just happens.

Forgot to add that I used to watch a lot of Jeopardy with my family and would always try to guess the right answers. I used to always have the upper hand but every time it came to an animal category, my family would always groan because I had that category down. Little did I know until many years later that the categories and questions (kind of) were know to the contestants beforehand. That would explain how they knew so much subject matter. I wish that there was a game where nothing was known beforehand. Yes, more boring, but more realistic.

That beings aid, Alex was a great host and I liked his style. He will be missed.
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Nov 8, 2020, 09:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
Cancer is one of the most hated things in the world. I lost a love one to it. Must eat healthily and live healthily but sometimes it just happens.
Yeah, that rings home for me, too, unfortunately.
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