“My household and I sincerely thanks all in your compassionate messages and generosity,” Jean, 57, wrote through Instagram on Wednesday, November 11, alongside a photograph from her and her late husband’s April 1990 wedding ceremony. “Your expressions have really touched our hearts. Thanks so very, very a lot. Many Blessings to all, Jean Trebek.”
Alex died on the age of 80 on Sunday, November 8, whereas surrounded by household and mates at dwelling. He had been diagnosed with cancer in March 2019 and continued to host Jeopardy! for 18 months.
“This is a gigantic loss for the Jeopardy! workers, crew and all of Alex’s tens of millions of followers,” the sport present’s govt producer Mike Richards stated in an announcement on Sunday. “He was a legend of the business that we have been all fortunate to observe evening after evening for 37 years. Working beside him for the previous 12 months and a half as he heroically continued to host Jeopardy! was an unbelievable honor. His perception within the significance of the present and his willingness to push himself to carry out on the highest stage was probably the most inspiring demonstration of braveness I’ve ever seen. His fixed need to be taught, his kindness, and his professionalism shall be with all of us eternally.”
The Daytime Emmy winner was final within the Jeopardy! studio on October 29, simply 10 days earlier than his demise. His final episode is set to air on December 25. Producers haven’t but introduced a alternative host.
Alex thanked Jean for being his main caretaker throughout a joint interview in January, telling ABC News, “She has to cope with her worrying about my well-being. … I’m not at all times probably the most nice particular person to be round after I’m experiencing extreme ache or despair, and he or she has to tread frivolously round me.”
The metaphysicist, with whom the TV veteran shared son Matthew, 30, and daughter Emily, 27, was fast to show the dialog again to her love for Alex.
“He definitely has an awesome mind, however his coronary heart is actually stunning, and I believe that comes throughout by means of Jeopardy!” she stated on the time. “As I’ve seen Alex develop over time, his self-awareness, his compassion has beamed, blossomed in such a good looking approach.”
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