Alex Trebek has been cremated following the late Jeopardy! host’s dying on November 8.
The recreation show host’s spouse, Jean Trebek, requested for him to be cremated and his ashes are saved of their Studio City, California, house, in accordance with the dying certificates obtained by The Blast.
Alex died on the age of 80 on November 8 at house after battling pancreatic most cancers for 20 months.
“This is a gigantic loss for the Jeopardy! workers, crew and all of Alex’s hundreds of thousands of followers,” the sport show’s govt producer Mike Richards mentioned in an announcement on the time. “He was a legend of the trade that we have been all fortunate to look at night time after night time 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 show and his willingness to push himself to carry out on the highest degree was essentially the most inspiring demonstration of braveness I’ve ever seen. His fixed need to study, his kindness, and his professionalism shall be with all of us eternally.”
Three days later, Jean, 57, spoke out for the primary time about her late husband’s dying when she shared an Instagram photograph of the pair’s April 1990 wedding ceremony.
“My household and I sincerely thanks all to your compassionate messages and generosity,” the metaphysicist captioned the submit. “Your expressions have really touched our hearts. Thank you so very, very a lot. Many Blessings to all, Jean Trebek.”
Alex introduced his most cancers analysis in March 2019. The Canada native credited his spouse — with whom he shared son Matthew, 30, and daughter Emily, 27 — for serving to him through the tough time.
“She has to cope with her worrying about my well-being,” he mentioned throughout an interview with ABC News in January. “I’m not at all times essentially the most nice individual to be round when I’m experiencing extreme ache or despair, and he or she has to tread evenly round me.”
Alex continued to movie Jeopardy! episodes all through his most cancers battle and was final within the studio on October 29, simply 10 days earlier than his dying. The Daytime Emmy Winner hosted the show for 37 seasons since its revival in 1984. Alex’s last episode is about to air on December 25.
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