‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Dies Before Her Episodes Air, Leaves Winnings to Cancer Research

Dec 21, 2016 at 3:36 pm |
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For over 50 years, Jeopardy! has captured the hearts—and minds—of Americans and other fans across the world.

Originally airing in 1964, the current version of the popular gameshow has been on since 1984, and it has continuously been hosted by Alex Trebek.

And while Trebek often steals the show, once in a while a contestant comes along that steals our hearts while absolutely dominating the trivia.

Earlier this month, Jeopardy! fans met Cindy Stowell, a contestant who enjoyed a winning streak on multiple previously-taped episodes. And while Cindy’s victorious episodes just began airing, and while her winning steak continues, Cindy isn’t around to watch it herself. She passed away on December 5, but not before leaving behind an incredibly legacy we won’t soon forget.

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