Cash prizes of the late Texas woman who passed away before her ‘Jeopardy!’ episode aired Tuesday will be donated to a handful of charities.
Cindy Stowell, 41, achieved her lifelong goal of competing on the game show just weeks before losing her longtime battle with Stage IV colon cancer.
Her family said in a statement that when Stowell found out she passed the test to star on the show, she knew she wanted to donate the money to cancer research organizations so “no one else would have to go through what she did.”
In the episode, Stowell cashed in $22,801 and defeated a seven-day champion in the meantime.
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Host of ‘Jeopardy!’ Alex Trebek wrote a note in her memory on the game show’s website which reads:
“Competing on Jeopardy! was a lifelong dream …