In a video posted to the Jeopardy! Twitter account today, legendary host Alex Trebek shared that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

The Canadian icon vowed to "fight this and keep working" and, "with the help of family, friends, and your prayers [beat] the low survival rate of this disease."

"I have to. Under the terms of my contract, I have to host Jeopardy for three more years," the host joked.

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TL;DR Alex Trebek has shared that he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Twitter has erupted in messages of support. Below are compiled just a few dozen.

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Countless thousands of people across North America have taken to Twitter to share their love and messages of support for Trebek. Below are compiled just a few dozen.

Many commented on Trebek's magnetic personality, and commanding but quirky presence and, in keeping with the joy and generosity that Trebek radiates, used humour to express their love for him.

While some expressed sadness and fear...

... many praised Trebek's character and remarkable strength. He is truly a model human being.

Reactions have been emotional.

Many others are sharing their favourite Trebek moments.

But everyone is rallying behind the Jeopardy! host. He is a national treasure and thousands of people are sending him good wishes.

Many are determined to help and root for Trebek in any way they can.

Trebek has been a pop culture figure for decades.

He is an integral figure in the media landscape.

Finally, we can all get behind this sentiment:

We're rooting for Alex. It's inspiring to see that so many people care so deeply for him. We hope he knows.


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