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Alex Trebek, Ottawa's favourite game show host, vows to beat cancer

Alex Trebek announced his diagnosis in a YouTube video Wednesday.

Earlier this week Alex Trebek, Jeopardy host and University of Ottawa alumus, announced he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Here’s the announcement:

He says he’ll beat the low survival rates of the disease because “Under the terms of my contract, I have to host Jeopardy for three more years!”

Trebek graduated uOttawa in 1961 with a degree in philosophy and received Key to the City from Mayor Jim Watson in 2016.