October 26, 2021

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Thanks to Alex Trebeck’s wife for supporting her fans

Alex Trebek and wife Jean wed in 1990. (Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

Geopardy! Fans sent love to host Alex TrebeckHis family has been dying of pancreatic cancer since November 8. On Wednesday, Jean Trebeck, his wife since 1990, who shared two children, took some time to accept their support.

“My family and I have a heartfelt thank you to all of you for your kind messages and er dar,” she shared on Instagram. “Your expressions really touched our hearts. Thank you so much, so much. ”

The death of the host was mourned by his loyal fans, longtime audiences, celebrities and Former competitors. The 80-year-old presided over the quiz show for 36 years, as its revamped version began nationwide in September 1984.

Former competitor James Holzour holds the record Geopardy! The winning player More money in a single game, Appeared with Trebeck earlier this year to promote the show.Great at an all time tournament, ”In which Holzer confronted Ken Jennings and Brad Router. While the players were on hand to answer the questions, everyone knew it was Trebek They really wanted to. It was the last day I spent with the Holjour TV star.

Ex Geopardy! Champ James Holzour fondly remembered the late host Alex Trebeck. (Photo: Elliott J. Schecher / NHLI by Getty Images)

Trebeck revealed his diagnosis in March 2019 and gave regular updates, including one in July. He then said “Very happy, ”Except for the fatigue caused by his chemotherapy treatment, waiting to return Geopardy! After allowing the coronavirus pandemic.

The show returned to production the same month after a four-month hiatus, with Trebek once again in power. He filmed until October 29 and the final show airs on December 25.

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