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'Jeopardy' Fans Are Sharing Their Favorite Memories About Alex Trek And The Show

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By Clark Sparky

Alex Trebek has been receiving an outpouring of love and support from his many fans as he continues to battle stage 4 pancreatic cancer. On Thursday night, ABC aired a special called "What Is Jeopardy?" and it had viewers once again showing their admiration for Trebek and the show.

Many people started using the hashtag #WhatIsJeopardy to share their memories.

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On fan tweeted a quote that Trebek said on the special:

“It makes the viewers feel good... If you come up with a few correct responses, you walk away thinking, I did okay today.”

Alex Trebek sums up why we’ve all loved #Jeopardy for the last 30 years. 💙 #WhatIsJeopardy

"Jeopardy has been a family affair. Some days I think I'm really smart and impress my children and then there are those days when they look at me like..ur kidding right. I love Alex Trebek and can't imagine watching #Jeopardy without him," someone responded.

"hello i would like to report that i am 6 minutes into this jeopardy documentary thing and i already cried twice i love Alex trebek," someone else tweeted.

"Crying watching Alex Trebek talking about his cancer. Some things hit close to home. And Alex is family to us all," another wrote.

"Words can’t describe how much of an amazing human being Alex Trebek is. To go through what he’s going through with such a positive outlook on life is what I strive to do every day. Live life to its fullest each and every day," another said.

For now, Trebek is continuing to host the show, but he opened up to ABC News recently about his inevitable exit.

"It’ll be a significant moment for me," he said. "But I’ve kind of, in my mind, rehearsed it already, and what I would do on that day is tell the director, 'Time the show down to leave me 30 seconds at the end. That’s all I want.' And I will say my goodbyes and I will tell people, ‘Don’t ask me who’s going to replace me because I have no say whatsoever. But I’m sure that if you give them the same love and attention and respect that you have shown me...then they will be a success and the show will continue being a success. And until we meet again, God bless you and goodbye."

"I have learned something in the past year and it’s this: We don’t know when we’re going to die," the 79-year-old continued. "Because of the cancer diagnosis, it’s no longer an open-ended life, it’s a closed-ended life because of the terrible...survival rates of pancreatic cancer. Because of that, and something else that is operating here, people all over America and abroad have decided they want to let me know now, while I’m alive, about the impact that I’ve been having on their existence. They have come out and they have told me, and my gosh, it makes me feel so good."

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