Alex announced his diagnosis of Stage Four Pancreatic Cancer in Peril! Video posted on Twitter in March 2019 urging fans to “keep the faith”. They have expressed their support for the beloved host on social media and even on Jeopardy!
In autumn 2019 during one of the episodes “Final Jeopardy!” Rounds, candidate Dhruv Gaur He revealed his written response as: “What are we ♥ you Alex!” Alex replied, “That’s very nice, thank you,” while getting emotional.
“When this candidate wrote this you could see him like, ‘Oh, don’t make me cry here, but I love it,'” Jean told Savannah. “And I think that meant the world to him.”