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Old 03-06-2019, 05:43 PM
 
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Bob Barker is 95 and will likely outlast Trebek, in the next few months unfortunately.
I would never want to know what 95 feels like, Trebek is the lucky one if you ask me 80 is just about right to check out of this world.
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Old 03-06-2019, 06:13 PM
 
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He still looks young for 80. I hope a miracle happens and he beats this.
Not that it makes too much of a difference, but he's 78.
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Old 03-06-2019, 06:53 PM
 
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This is very sad news. If I'm not mistaken he has a younger wife and children. Jeopardy will not be the same without him. I wish him and his family peace. And I hope he can be kept comfortable.
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Old 03-06-2019, 07:10 PM
 
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Have an older friend who survived the pan pancreatic cancer for 4 years now and just got another clean bill of health. Another friend survived 7 years now.
Stage 4 is tough! The treatment alone may kill you at 80...
Sorry to hear that...

Is that a typo or was 'pan' the type of pancreatic cancer? I know there's two types.. The most common one, which I believe Trebek has, is basically the Michael Landon cancer (And it's sad that so many people nowadays don't get the reference or know who Michael Landon was) and.. That's just a matter of time.


There's the other type, which Steve Jobs had, and they have a procedure that basically reroutes the plumbing to remove the cancer.. That has a decent long term survivability.. At least in comparison. I think it's called a Whipple procedure, believe it or not..


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This is very sad news. If I'm not mistaken he has a younger wife and children. Jeopardy will not be the same without him. I wish him and his family peace. And I hope he can be kept comfortable.

My understanding is that this particular cancer, unless it spreads to an area that causes pain.. Isn't that bad so far as being uncomfortable. It's one of the things that makes it so deadly.. By the time you show the first symptom.. It's been growing and spreading for years.
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Old 03-06-2019, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Have to give him credit for having a sense of humor about it.
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Old 03-06-2019, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Not that it makes too much of a difference, but he's 78.
Yes, it makes a difference. If you're 78, you want to make it to 79.

My dad died at 78, but he had a heart attack and died on his kitchen floor. I'll take fall-down-dead-in-a-minute for $200, Alex.

But seriously, I'm a long-time Jeopardy fan, and I hope he has some quality of life ahead, however long it may be.
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:10 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Jeopardy's been my favorite and most consistently watched TV show for many years. I hope Trebek can overcome this illness, i've spent a lot of time with him, 1/2 hour at a time.
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:16 PM
 
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My question is, if your Alex, do you stay on and host the show for the next how every many months you have left, or do you call it quits and spend the time with your family at home or traveling?
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:23 PM
 
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How terribly sad.

80 isn't *that* old. There are many, many people who live to 90 and above.
Alex is 78.
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ <-> Silicon Valley, CA
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My question is, if your Alex, do you stay on and host the show for the next how every many months you have left, or do you call it quits and spend the time with your family at home or traveling?

He said he's going to keep working.



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