'Jeopardy!' host Trebek chokes up over contestant's heartfelt message

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"Watching Alex Trebek get choked up during Final Jeopardy when a contestant burned his answer to share a special message, is more than I can handle tonight #WeLoveYouAlex", a third fan wrote.

He simply wrote "We Love You Alex" with a heart instead of the word love.

"That's very kind of you, thank you", Trebek replied with his voice cracking.

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Gaur had bet $1,995 of his $2,000 on the answer - meaning he threw away his shot at a win in favor of honoring Trebek.

Gaur's sweet message comes as Trebek continues to battle pancreatic cancer. ($1995!) I imagine Trebek will not be the last person fighting back tears rewatching this very powerful moment.

He composed himself and moved on to the other two contestants, Kyle Jones and Emma Boettcher, both of whom guessed the correct answer: "What is 'other half lives.' " But the moment quickly started making the rounds on social media, as "We love you Alex" began trending on Twitter.

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"I'm simply very grateful I acquired the chance to say what I do know everybody was considering". But several weeks later, he updated viewers to say that after doctors found his "numbers went sky-high", he was resuming chemotherapy treatment. Trebek has made a decision to continue hosting the show, however, returning in August after starting chemotherapy.

"The thought of the pancreatic cancer does not frighten me", he said in an interview with CTV. After undergoing treatment, Trebek announced in May that he was in "near remission". "I'm 79 years old". From wearing purple ribbons, which represent pancreatic cancer awareness, to sending him a lot of well wishes online and beyond, the Canadian, who has hosted Jeopardy! for 35 years, has seen a lot, giving him no reason to doubt the love many people have for him. 'I've had one hell of a good life'.

In November, he filmed a global public service announcement for World Pancreatic Day, saying, "I wish I had known sooner that the persistent stomach pain that I experienced prior to my diagnosis was a symptom of pancreatic cancer".

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