Courageous Alex Trebek gamely continues to battle Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, but friends said he’s aware that the end is near.
“Alex is not a quitter, but he knows that this is a fight he cannot win. He’s getting his affairs in order,” an insider told The National ENQUIRER.
After revealing he was hit with the deadly diagnosis on March 6, the 78-year-old Jeopardy! host consoled his fans by saying, “I plan to beat the low survival rates for this disease.”
On April 17, while taping the last day of the current season, Alex said, “I’m feeling good, I’m continuing with my therapy.”
But sources revealed he’s quietly preparing his family for life without him.
Alex has put his California lake house on the market for $1.4 million to ensure wife Jean Currivan and their adult kids, Matthew and Emily, are well provided for, spies dished.
“Alex loves that place,” an insider snitched. “He would never give it up unless he knew that he had to — and making sure his wife and kids have money is the only reason he would!”
The Emmy Award winner, who has hosted the game show since 1984, also took time to attend the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival on April 13 to join the Wuthering Heights panel.
Alex said he was “reluctant” to do so, “as I have other things going on in my life,” referring to his illness. But he explained he wanted to revisit the film and its characters that inspired a “romantic” trip with his wife.
“When I was engaged to … Jean … I took her to Yorkshire and to Haworth [where the novel takes place],” he said.