TORONTO — ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek opened up about his latest cancer treatment and his own mortality in an interview with CTV’s Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme.
“I’m not afraid of dying,” the 79-year-old said. “I’ve lived a good life, a full life, and I’m nearing the end of that life … if it happens, why should I be afraid that?”
“One thing they’re not going to say at my funeral, as a part of a eulogy, is ‘He was taken from us too soon.’”
Trebek spoke to LaFlamme before an appearance at a University of Ottawa event at the Shaw Centre. The University of Ottawa, his alma mater, announced Friday a $2.1-million donation by the gameshow host for the Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue, which seeks to “enrich and broaden public debate.”
“Democracy is at risk in many other countries of the world. Nationalism has come to the forefront,” the Sudbury, Ont. native said.