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