Home Videos Photos Shop
PerezHilton CocoPerez Kevin Hart Taylor Swift Kim K. Beyoncé PerezTV

All tag results for jason hess

Alex Trebek Honors Jeopardy Champion Who Died Of Cancer Before Her 6-Episode Winning Streak Aired — Watch!

Filed under: TV NewsSad SadTwitterCancerGame Shows

no title

Gone but not forgotten.

This week, Jeopardy fans bid farewell to Cindy Stowell, the contestant suffering from terminal cancer who died one week before her episode aired.

Or should we say episodes? That's right, it turns out Stowell was a six-day champ!

Related: Santa Actor Who Claimed Child Died In His Arms May Have Made Up Story

After her six-game winning streak ended on Wednesday, host Alex Trebek paid tribute to the 41-year-old champion, saying:

"Appearing on the show was the fulfillment of a lifelong ambition for [Cindy.] What you did not know is that when we taped these programs with her a few weeks ago, she was suffering from Stage IV cancer and sadly, on Dec. 5, Cindy Stowell passed away. So from all of us here at Jeopardy!, our sincere condolences to her family and her friends."

During her six appearances, the Arizona native won a total of

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off

Terminally Ill Woman Fulfills Lifelong Dream Of Being On Jeopardy — Then Dies A Week Before The Episode Airs

Filed under: TV NewsR.I.P.Sad SadHealthCancerViral: NewsGame Shows

no title

What is the most bittersweet story in game show history?

A Jeopardy! contestant who lived out her lifelong dream of appearing on the show sadly passed away a week before her episode aired on TV.

Cindy Stowell, a science content developer from Austin, Texas, died early Monday morning after a long battle with cancer.

Video: Alex Trebek Rapping Drake's Jumpman Is Jeopardy Gold!

According to boyfriend Jason Hess, the longtime fan was diagnosed with terminal cancer between passing the online contestant test in early 2016 and being invited to audition in Oklahoma City this summer.

Stowell told a producer doctors believed she had only around six months to live — so, as soon as she passed the audition, the show

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off