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los an­ge­les» A woman who com­peted on “Jeop­ardy” while bat­tling ter­mi­nal colon can­cer has died the week be­fore her episode was set to air. Her prize money has gone to can­cer re­search, as she wished.

“Jeop­ardy” host Alex Tre­bek said Cindy Stow­ell died Mon­day.

The quiz show says on its web­site that the Austin, Texas, woman was in­vited to an au­di­tion for the show in Au­gust. Be­fore the au­di­tion, Stow­ell reached out to a pro­ducer to ask how long it might be be­fore she taped her episode be­cause she didn’t have long to live. She said she would like to do­nate her win­nings from the show to can­cer re­search.

Stow­ell passed the au­di­tion and was booked for the ear­li­est pos­si­ble tap­ing, Aug. 31.

Her ap­pear­ance will air Tues­day.

Jeop­ardy Pro­duc­tions Inc.

Cindy Stow­ell ap­pears on the “Jeop­ardy” set with Alex Tre­bek in Cul­ver City, Calif.

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