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Cancer-stricken 'Jeopardy!' player wins $103K before death

Associated Press logo Associated Press 12/22/2016
In this Aug. 31, 2016 photo provided by Jeopardy Productions, Inc., Cindy Stowell, right, appears on the "Jeopardy!" set with Alex Trebek in Culver City, Calif. Stowell, who died of cancer just days before her appearance on “Jeopardy!” aired won six contests in a row and more than $103,000, some of which has been donated toward cancer research. Stowell’s run ended when she finished second in her seventh appearance that aired on Wednesday, Dec. 21. (Courtesy of Jeopardy Productions, Inc. via AP) © The Associated Press In this Aug. 31, 2016 photo provided by Jeopardy Productions, Inc., Cindy Stowell, right, appears on the "Jeopardy!" set with Alex Trebek in Culver City, Calif. Stowell, who died of cancer just days before her appearance on “Jeopardy!” aired won six contests in a row and more than $103,000, some of which has been donated toward cancer research. Stowell’s run ended when she finished second in her seventh appearance that aired on Wednesday, Dec. 21. (Courtesy of Jeopardy Productions, Inc. via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who died of cancer just days before her appearance on "Jeopardy!" aired won six contests in a row and more than $103,000, some of which she donated to cancer research.

Cindy Stowell's run ended when she finished second in her seventh appearance that aired Wednesday. The 41-year-old Texas woman taped the episodes in August and September while battling Stage 4 colon cancer. She died Dec. 5.

"Jeopardy!" says Stowell was sent advance copies of her first three episodes and watched them in the hospital. The show says it also expedited Stowell her prize money. The Cancer Research Institute says Stowell donated some of the winnings to the nonprofit.

Stowell says in a video shared by "Jeopardy!" the show was a good opportunity to help others.

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