Alex Trebek

On April 17, 2019, Alex Trebek gave an update on his health and spoke about his future on Jeopardy!

May 29, 2019: Alex Trebek shares ‘mind-boggling’ pancreatic cancer update

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Revealed his Stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis in March of 2019. We wish the iconic Jeopardy! host all the best.

Harry Reid

The former Senate Majority Leader had surgery for pancreatic cancer in May of 2018. “His doctors caught the problem early during a routine screening, and his surgeons are confident that the surgery was a success and that the prognosis for his recovery is good," Reid's family said. Reference: Politico article linked below.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

This U.S. Supreme Court Justice has been a pancreatic cancer survivor since 2009.


Jamie Dornan, Actor

Watch Jamie open up on devastating impact Pancreatic Cancer has had on him | BelfastLive | July 28, 2019

Tom Brady, Professional Athlete

Read | Patriots’ Tom Brady Supports High School Football Coach | Pancreatic Cancer Network | December 5, 2017

Laryssa Bonacquisti, Miss Louisiana 2017

Read | Miss Louisiana a humorous ventriloquist, but her platform is dead serious | The Advocate | July 25, 2017


Bushwick Bill

The Jamaica-born Geto Boys rapper previously survived a near-death experience from a gunshot wound. But pancreatic cancer took him on June 9, 2019.

Aretha Franklin

“The Queen of Soul,” was the first woman admitted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the singer of “Respect.” Lost August 16, 2018.

In August 2019, Franklin’s Estate announced funding of research for neuroendocrine tumor, the rare form of pancreatic cancer from which she died.

suzanne wright

Co-Founder of Autism Speaks. The White House and other buildings around the world light up blue annually every April 2nd, World Autism Awareness Day, because of Suzanne’s efforts. Lost July 29, 2016.

Alan Rickman

Acclaimed actor and director best known for Love Actually, Die Hard, and the Harry Potter series. Lost January 14, 2016

Steve Jobs

Apple CEO and co-founder, and pioneer of the microcomputer revolution. Lost Oct. 5, 2011

Patrick Swayze

American Actor best known for Ghost and Dirty Dancing. Lost Sept. 14, 2009.

Luciano Pavarotti

Famed opera singer. Lost September 6, 2007

Michael Landon

Actor, writer, producer, and director best known for Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza. Lost July 1, 1991.