Published: Tue, November 12, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Trebek chokes up on 'Jeopardy!' after contestant's heartfelt message

Trebek chokes up on 'Jeopardy!' after contestant's heartfelt message

He somewhat humorously moving it forward by letting Gaur know that his wrong answer cost him $1995, leaving him with $5 left.

The emotional moment came during an episode of the annual Tournament of Champions. Sending all the love.

Gaur's message to Trebek was in response to the question - "In the title of a groundbreaking 1890 expose of poverty in New York City slums, these three words follow "How the" - in the "Famous Phrases" category.

Trebek, 79, has made headlines this year after revealing his diagnosis of stage four pancreatic cancer and has been public about his battle, appearing in PSA messages and regularly keeping fans updated on his condition. Gaur finished in last place in Monday night's round. "So darn sweet. #WeLoveYouAlex", tweeted @waitng4thtdance.

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While he told GMA that he hopes to continue hosting Jeopardy! for as long as he can, he said in October that there may be a point in the not-too-distant future when he has to step away from the beloved game show.

In lieu of an answer to the Final Jeopardy question, contestant Dhruv Gaur, a college student at Brown University, wrote "We love you, Alex", with "love" being shown as a heart. Every day, more than 1,200 people worldwide will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and an estimated 1,180 die from the disease. "I'm sure there are observant members of the television audience that notice also, but they're forgiving". See below for details, play along, spread the word, and let's do what we can to help win this fight.

"When Closing Jeopardy got here up, I might've tried to puzzle it collectively, however actually, simply saved excited about Alex, and thought he ought to know". It included the caption "Couldn't have said it better ourselves, Dhruv!". "I'm not afraid of dying". I have lived a good life, a full life and I'm nearing the end of that life.

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