” Peril! Host Alex Trebek has been cremated and his ashes will be kept at his home with his widow, his death certificate reveals.
The beloved game show host passed away on November 8 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
According to his death certificate obtained by The Blast, Trebek’s final resting place is listed as his Studio City, California home. The document also confirms that the 80-year-old man was cremated and that his wife, Jean Currivan Trebek, has her ashes.
Trebek’s occupation is listed as a “quiz host” on the document, the release reports, and he states that he worked in the entertainment industry for 60 years.
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A few days after his death, Jean Trebek thanked fans of her late husband in an Instagram post for their support. It featured a photo of his 1990 marriage to the TV personality. In the photo, Trebek appeared to be slipping a ring on his bride’s finger.
“My family and I sincerely thank you all for your compassionate messages and generosity,” she said in the caption. “Your expressions really touched our hearts. Thank you very much. ”
She signed her message by writing “Many blessings to all”.
Speaking on the “Today Show”, “Jeopardy! Executive producer Mike Richards shared a glimpse of how the television icon spent his last day with his wife.
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“Even in his book he described that he wanted his last day to be sitting on his swing next to his wife, Jean, and sort of staring at the horizon and he had to do it,” Richards said in an extract from his interview shared on the show’s Twitter.
The couple have two children: Matthew, 29, and Emily, 27. Trebek also has a daughter, Nicky, 53, from a previous marriage.
Trebek hosted “Jeopardy!” since 1984, presiding over 8,000 episodes. He has regularly spoken about how much he enjoys hosting the popular game show and even credited fans with helping him during his cancer treatment. When production halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, he was one of the loudest voices pushing for the show to return safely.
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He announced in March 2019 that he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer and continued to educate fans about his condition while undergoing treatment. He has vowed to keep doing the job he loves for as long as possible.
In a statement to Fox News shortly after his passing, executive producer Richards said, “This is a huge loss to the staff of JEOPARDY !, the team and all of Alex’s millions of fans. He was an industry legend that we all had the chance to do. watching night after night for 37 years.
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“Working alongside him for a year and a half as he heroically continued to animate JEOPARDY! Has been an incredible honor. His belief in the importance of the show and his willingness to push himself to perform at the highest level has been the most inspiring demonstration of His constant desire to learn, his kindness and professionalism will be with us all forever, ”said Mike Richards, executive producer of “Jeopardy! In a statement to Fox News.