(CNN)A "Jeopardy!" contestant who achieved her dream of appearing on the show has passed away just a week before the episode is due to air, her partner said.
Cindy Stowell, a science content developer from Austin, Texas, died early Monday morning after a long battle with cancer, according to her longtime partner Jason Hess. The episode featuring Stowell is scheduled to air on Tuesday, December 13.
Stowell passed the initial online contestant test for the show early this year and moved on to the in-person audition phase in Oklahoma City.
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