Alex Trebek chokes up after ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant bets ‘We love you Alex’

The Boston Globe – The end of ‘‘Jeopardy!’’ got unexpectedly emotional on Monday night.

Host Alex Trebek, who recently revealed that he has resumed chemotherapy for Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, turned to Brown University student Dhruv Gaur for the final ‘‘Jeopardy!’’ answer. The category was ‘‘Famous Phrases’’ and the clue was, ‘‘In the title of a groundbreaking 1890 exposé of poverty in New York City slums, these three words follow ‘How the.’ ‘‘

Gaur revealed his response, which included a drawing of a heart: ‘‘What is: we love you, Alex!’’

That part wasn’t surprising: The much-loved Trebek is one of the most revered game show hosts of all time. But his reaction was, as the typically stoic host became emotional as he read the message.