Before the death of Alex Trebek, he recorded an uplifting message of thanksgiving calling on America to “keep the faith,” saying, “We will experience all of this”.
A Jeopardy! The social pages of the game show shared a special clip on Thursday with the caption, “We’re high on the list of things we can be thankful for: Alex’s Thanksgiving message from today’s show. We hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
The beloved presenter passed away on November 8, at the age of 80, following a battle against stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
In the days before his death, the dedicated presenter filmed as many episodes as possible. His last episode was recorded on October 29 and will air Christmas.
Before the death of Alex Trebek, he recorded an uplifting Thanksgiving message that was broadcast on Thursday. In a separate greeting, he called on America to “maintain faith,” saying, “We will go through all this”
– Happy Thanksgiving, ladies and gentlemen. You know, despite what America and the rest of the world are experiencing right now, there are many reasons to be grateful … Keep the faith. We will go through all this and become a better society because of it, ”he said
A Jeopardy! The social pages of the game show shared a special clip on Thursday with the caption: “We’re high on the list of things we can be thankful for: Alex’s Thanksgiving message from today’s show. We hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
In the pre-recorded video, Trebek shared a message of hope amid the coronavirus epidemic: “Happy Thanksgiving, ladies and gentlemen. You know, despite what America and the rest of the world are experiencing right now, there are many reasons to be grateful.
“More and more people are offering a helping hand to please their neighbors, and that’s a good thing,” he said.
‘Stay true. We’re going to go through all this and have a better society because of it, ”he added, pointing to the camera.
Social media users were touched by the message, with one Twitter user saying, “Happy Thanksgiving to Jeopardy’s amazing crew! Alex, we love and miss you.
“I needed this message from Alex today – it made me cry, but some of those tears were definitely glad to hear her voice again,” another Twitter user added.
In the days before his death, the dedicated presenter filmed as many episodes as possible. His last episode was recorded on October 29 and will air Christmas
Social media users were touched by the message, one Twitter user said, “I needed this message from Alex today – it made me cry, but some of the tears were definitely happy when he heard his voice again.”
– Happy Thanksgiving, Jeopardy! It’s amazing that Alex picked it up to the end. I will miss it, ”one social media user tweeted.
Jeopardy! according to producers, Trebek recorded 35 episodes in the weeks before his death.
Follow presenter producer Mike Richards on the Today Show said the quiz’s presenter died painlessly after spending a “nice last day” with his family, as he had always wanted.
“There was a swing in his garden that he loved.” In fact, he rebuilt it earlier this year … He even described in his book that he wants his last day to sit next to his wife Jean on the swing and watch the horizon, and he has to do that, ”said executive producer Mike Richards. Today Show.
Trebek celebrated his birthday with his wife, Jean’s righteous family and family, on July 22, 2020
Above with Trebek’s family at the Emmy Awards in June 2011. In addition to Trebek, his 30-year-old wife, Jean, daughter Emily, first wife, daughter Nicky and son Matthew. Trebek was married to Elaine Callei from 1974 and divorced until 1981
– It was coherent. He had no pain, and the fact that he had a nice last day makes us all in Jeopardy! the family feels much better, Richards added.
Richards said Trebek was commendably committed to his work, recording episodes even through his pain.
“It was even better than you’d expect.” He was incredibly hardworking. He cared about this show. He cared about the importance of this show and that he wanted to make people smarter. It made the wisdom cool, Richards said.
Richards recalled that Trebek didn’t like to be flooded with compliments and devoted all his energies to hosting the show before his last days.
Trebek in the picture hosted the Canadian equivalent of the American Bandstand, Music Hop, in the 1960s
The above Trebek was in 1984, the year he started hosting Jeopardy! Jeopardy has hosted more than 8,200 episodes. over 37 seasons
“What was our last day when I knew I knew he was in huge pain, and when he left, I saw him at the door and said,‘ You know, that was the most incredible thing I’ve ever seen. “Somehow he lowered his head and looked up and said thank you,” Richards said.
Richards said, above all, Trebek was a man devoted to his family.
“I think the biggest thing was how much he loved his family.” Of all the deeds and all the accomplishments, the greatest accomplishment was for him the love of his family and his life, he added.
Trebek announced to the public in March 2019 that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, yet he continued filming the show.
It has hosted over 8,200 Jeopardy episodes! over 37 seasons.
His 30-year-old wife, Jean, and their two children, Matthew and Emily, survived.
Trebek also had a close relationship with his first wife’s daughter, Nicky. He married his first wife, Elaine Callei, in 1974 and divorced in 1981.