Last 'Jeopardy!' Episode Airs for Cancer-Stricken Contestant Cindy Stowell

Cindy Stowell's winnings topped $100,000 during her 6-game run.

"Jeopardy!" tweeted a video Wednesday, writing, "'Jeopardy!' contestant Cindy Stowell passed away prior to her shows’ airings. Here is her 'Jeopardy!' story, in her own words." Its includes clips of Stowell auditioning and revealing her cancer diagnosis.

"I wanted to donate the money to cancer research, partly because ... I'm dying of cancer, and I really would like the money I win to be used to help others, and this seems like a good opportunity," she says in the video, adding she'd been a fan of "Jeopardy!" since she was nine years old.

Stowell, a science content-developer from Austin, Texas, "came on the show with a mission," "Jeopardy!" executive producer Harry Friedman said in a quote posted on the website. "We gave her the opportunity to fulfill that mission and she made the most of it."

Stowell auditioned for the show in August, but before the audition, she reached out to a producer to ask how long it would be before she taped since she didn't have long to live. She was subsequently booked for the earliest possible taping of Aug. 31.