Alex Trebek spent the holidays as he usually does hosting a Christmas party despite suffering from pancreatic cancer and undergoing chemotherapy. According to PopCulture, Trebek's party took place at Deintein's at Vitello's in Los Angeles as usual. Trebek invited celebrities like model Paris Dylan and singer Don McLean. Initially, Trebek wanted McLean to perform but wasn't able to afford to pay him. McLean still showed up and performed for Trebek and his guests. Dylan took a picture with Trebek and posted it on Instagram.
"Alex Trebek is such an amazing man! It was an honor getting to meet him. [red heard emoji] #alextrebek," Dylan wrote in the caption.
Fans flooded the comments section with love.
"Biggest fan of u Alex ur amazing 😉 person and intelligent man and love ❤️ ur game show also. I’ve lost my grandma to cancer stage 4. But ur a fighter I believe in u. Love in Anchorage Alaska USA 🇺🇸"
Wow @parisdylan550! You definitely made it. You know you did when you meet legends like the one and only Alex Trebek.
Trebek initially announced his cancer diagnosis on the 'Jeopardy!' YouTube channel. He received chemo twice, once in March and once in September.
"I talk to the producers about this all the time now. I say, 'Look, I'm slurring my words. My tongue doesn't work as much, as well as it used to. The chemo has caused sores inside my mouth. It makes it difficult for me to speak and enunciate properly," he said on the Canadian news program, W5 back in October.
"They say, 'Well, we don't notice.' I notice those things. And I'm sure there are observant members of the television audience who notice also," Trebek continued.
Trebek hosted 'Jeopardy!' for 30 years. While many fans would be devastated to lose the icononic 'Jeopardy!' host, Trebek is at peace with his own death.
"I've lived a good life, a full life, and I'm nearing the end of that life," he told W5 at the time. "If it happens, why should I be afraid of that?"
Despite all of the ailments, Trebek has been going strong. He continues to host 'Jeopardy!' He even also starred in a commercial for Drivetime. The app has games that users can play while driving by using voice commands. Trebek sat in the passenger seat and informed a changing cast of drivers that they could bring him wherever they drive with Drivetime. Trebek even joked around cracking jokes and poking fun of himself in a blooper video that was posted on the 'Jeopardy!' YouTube.