Less than two weeks after his death from a battle with stage four pancreatic cancer, Alex Trebek is raising awareness for what he described as a “terrible, terrible disease.” The 80 year old Danger! host died on November 8.
Before his death, he continued to host and record episodes of Danger! and Thursday’s delivery began with a message marking World Pancreatic Cancer Day.
“Before we get into today’s game, a few words about today,” Trebek said. “Today is World Pancreatic Cancer Day and if you or someone you know has developed some of the symptoms that I have talked about in the past, by all means go to a doctor, get tested. It is a terrible, terrible disease. “.
The show’s official Twitter account also shared a message encouraging viewers to wear purple in honor of Trebek to mark World Pancreatic Cancer Day.
“Today is #WorldPancreaticCancerDay. Wear purple in honor of Alex and help raise awareness of the risks and symptoms of pancreatic cancer,” the post read.
The tweet also included a picture of Trebek with his wife, Jean Trebek, both dressed in purple and white.
The final episode of Danger! with Trebek is scheduled to air on Christmas Day.
After his death, ET spoke with the show’s executive producer, Mike Richards, who detailed Trebek’s last “peaceful” day.
“He had a good last day. He was in his swing that he loved with his wife and surrounded by his family,” Richards said. “It was a very quiet day, there was laughter and then he went to sleep.”
“If you know Alex, he did everything perfectly and even his last day he did it perfectly. I love that he had a good, good last day.” “In the end, his family came back to the city. He was surrounded by everyone and I think he knew it was his time. He was very at peace with it.”
See more about the death of the TV star below.