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It’s almost impossible to imagine Jeopardy without host Alex Trebek, which made the Canadian entertainer’s news in March 2019 that he was suffering from pancreatic cancer even more shocking. Trebek has continued to be upfront with fans about his diagnosis and health status throughout his treatments, with the tragic return of his cancer inspiring an outpouring of love form those who have watched the TV host for decades. During an episode of Jeopardy this week, one contestant used his air time to tell Trebek just how important he is to viewers.

Georgia native Dhruv Gaur returned to the Jeopardy stage on Monday as part of the Tournament of Champions but didn’t have an answer for the night’s final question about poverty in New York during the 1890s. Instead, Gaur used his space to send a sweet message of support to the beloved host, choking up Alex Trebek and anyone watching Monday’s episode.


Tweeting after the show, Gaur revealed that Trebek had told the returning contestants before the start of the show that he was reentering treatment for pancreatic cancer. “When Final Jeopardy came up, I could’ve tried to puzzle it together, but really, just kept thinking about Alex, and thought he should know,” said Gaur, who used his final answer to send a heartfelt message to Trebek.

Ghaur’s final Jeopardy answer and tweets for context set off the hashtag #WeLoveYouAlex, with viewers around the world showing their support for the man who has become synonymous with the long-running TV show.

Along with the other contestants from the Tournament of Champions, Gaur is donating $1 for every correct answer to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. For those who weren’t crying before, this should probably finish the job. This isn’t the first time Trebek has received support  from contestants, with champ James Holzhauser making a donation to a cancer walk in Trebek’s name.

Sudbury, Ontario native Alex Trebek has been the host of Jeopardy since 1984.  The host has received support from fans throughout his cancer journey, revealing in April that he was feeling well enough to return for his 36th season. In May, Trebek happily announced that his cancer was near remission, but sadly it appears that is no longer the case.