CULVER CITY, CA - APRIL 17:  Game show host Alex Trebek poses on the set of the "Jeopardy!" Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Tournament Show Taping on April 17, 2010 in Culver City, California.  (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
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CULVER CITY, CA - APRIL 17: Game show host Alex Trebek poses on the set of the "Jeopardy!" Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Tournament Show Taping on April 17, 2010 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
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This is an incredibly difficult time for Alex Trebek, his family members, and the extended “Jeopardy!” family that spans the globe.

Trebek showed tremendous courage by recording a candid video message to fans about his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis. He even managed to work in a joke about being under contract for