Alex Trebek’s wife Jean shares wedding photo in message to fans after his death

November 12, 2020

Jean Trebek is breaking her silence over the death of her husband, Alex Trebek.

The "Jeopardy!" host passed away on November 8 after an aggressive battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

In a heartfelt message to fans, Jean Trebek shared a candid picture from their wedding in 1990. The wife of Trebek thanked everyone for their condolences and support given to her and her children.

"My family and I sincerely thank you all for your compassionate messages and generosity," she wrote on Instagram. "Your expressions have truly touched our hearts. Thank you so very, very much."

The photo shows the "Jeopardy!" host putting a wedding ring on his wife's finger. While Jean is looking down at her hand, Alex is seen smiling at his beautiful bride.

Jean ended her message saying, "Many Blessings to all."

With the news of the quintessential quizmaster’s passing comes memories of some of the “Jeopardy!” host’s special moments.

On Monday night’s episode of the famous quiz show, everyone at “Jeopardy!” wanted to honor the 80-year-old host with heartwarming words.

At the beginning of the show, executive producer Mike Richards delivered an emotional message on behalf of everyone who worked on the set of “Jeopardy!” Richards thanked the host for all that he did and shared unforgettable memories of Trebek.

After announcing his pancreatic cancer diagnosis in 2019, Trebek continued to host the quiz show up until last month. Richards shared that his last day in the studio was October 29, and episodes with Trebek will air until Christmas Day.

“Over the weekend, we lost our beloved host Alex Trebek. This is an enormous loss for our staff and crew, for his family and for his millions of fans. He loved this show and everything it stood for,” Richards said. “He will forever be an inspiration for his constant desire to learn, his kindness and for his love of his family. We will air his final 35 episodes as they were shot. That’s what he wanted. On behalf of everyone here at ‘Jeopardy!,’ thank you for everything Alex.”

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