Alex Trebek says health fine, will return for 36th season of ‘Jeopardy’

Angelo Anderson
April 20, 2019

So far, the 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas has won more than $556,00. Trebek tackled the situation head-on and recorded a video in which he told his supporters that he was seeking treatment and planning on fighting the condition.

In his earlier record-breaking win, Holzhauer bet a very specific amount in order to ensure his winnings would be $110,914 - his daughter's date of birth, November 9, 2014. "His first name refers to the ancient district in which you'd find the Greek capital; his surname is a bird". Even more impressive is that Holzhauer went a ideal 41 for 41 - every time he buzzed in to answer a question, he gave the correct response.

The question was 'Who is Atticus Finch?' from 'To Kill a Mockingbird'.

But Holzhauer still has a long road ahead if he wants to top the all-time winner's list.

On Wednesday, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek took a few minutes to update fans on his battle with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

His ten-episode streak is second only to Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings, who amassed $2,520,700 during his 74-game winning streak.


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"I look forward to seeing you once again in September with all kinds of good stuff", he said. "I'm touched beyond words".

"I've always tried to be straight with you and I'm not going to stop now", Trebek said Wednesday in a video posted to the show's social media accounts.

"Jeopardy!" is produced by Sony Pictures Television.

The thing is, Holzhauer makes the game fun, even if you have no clue what the answers are.

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