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Thousands Of People Are Sharing Messages Of Support On Twitter After Canadian Legend Alex Trebek Reveals Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis

The "Jeopardy!" host has vowed to fight and keep working.
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Thousands Of People Are Sharing Messages Of Support On Twitter After Canadian Legend Alex Trebek Reveals Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis

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.

Watch the video below:

A Message from Alex Trebek: pic.twitter.com/LbxcIyeTCF

March 6, 2019

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.

Answer: Alex Trebek.

Question: Who is an absolutely legendary Canadian?

Our thoughts are with you. Fight the good fight, sir. https://t.co/SPByf2PpMm

March 6, 2019

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.

Alex Trebek is the uncle at Thanksgiving who's slightly disappointed you got a B this semester. He is irreplaceable.

March 6, 2019

While some expressed sadness and fear...

Goddammit, not Alex Trebek 😔

March 6, 2019

this Alex Trebek news pic.twitter.com/nmbXiY1PX2

March 6, 2019

@660NEWS RUDE! That one extra letter would have saved me the heart attack. #AlexTrebekpic.twitter.com/n49mLhe9K8

March 6, 2019

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

It’s too bad the rest of humanity isn’t more like Alex Trebek. We would’ve figured our shit out eons ago.

March 6, 2019

Alex Trebek is a fucking legend.

March 6, 2019

Alex Trebek has cancer pic.twitter.com/0BiNLSo20S

March 6, 2019

Reactions have been emotional.

I did not anticipate that I would immediately start crying upon hearing that Alex Trebek is dying of cancer

March 6, 2019

When you hear the news regarding #AlexTrebek and his health...
What is: Fuck Cancer. With you all the way, Alex! @Jeopardy@jeopardy#cancersucks#keepfighting

March 6, 2019

Many others are sharing their favourite Trebek moments.

I think almost every day about how there was once a terrible genre called nerdcore hip hop and then Alex Trebek ended it. https://t.co/JjswutlhoE

March 6, 2019

Alex Trebek has been hosting Jeopardy since 1984 and I was born in 1987. I haven’t had to live in a world without Alex Trebek’s Jeopardy and darnit I don’t want to! pic.twitter.com/WYu8gyuBRd

March 6, 2019

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

Dear Cancer:

You can't have #Alextrebek .

Thx,

Everyone

March 6, 2019

2019 needs to fuck off, man. For real. You will not take Alex Trebek away from us.

March 6, 2019

Alex Trebek is forbidden to die. Everyone else may die before Trebek does, but Trebek is untouchable thanks

March 6, 2019

The man has a truly resplendent presence in this world. If anyone personifies integrity; it’s Alex Trebek

March 6, 2019

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

2019 better get it’s gotdammed grubby hands off alex trebek.

March 6, 2019

Alex Trebek is the TV celebrity I would rather have had as President. Of course, there's that whole "he's Canadian" and thing, but still.

March 6, 2019

I never knew I cared this much for Alex Trebek until I watched this and actually started crying. https://t.co/1T7dFO27iS

March 6, 2019

I have to be clear about this, and I mean every word:

Alex Trebek is not allowed to die.

March 6, 2019

Trebek has been a popculture figure for decades.

Dear God, I regret to inform you that you may not have Alex Trebek. We still need him here. Thank you for your understanding

March 6, 2019

Please direct any surplus positive energy you possess at this time to Alex Trebek. Thank you

March 6, 2019

alex trebek can have my pancreas. i'm not using this thing i don't even know what it does.

March 6, 2019

He is an integral figure in the media landscape.

I’ve said this before but Alex Trebek is in a way the last Cronkite: authoritative, reassuring TV voice you hear every night, almost to the point of ritual.

March 6, 2019

i don’t even believe in god but i will pray for alex trebek

March 6, 2019

Finally, we can all get behind this sentiment:

We are all pulling for Alex Trebek who just revealed he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He vows to fight this and to keep working. We're with you, Alex.

March 6, 2019

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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