'Keep the faith': Alex Trebek shares inspiring posthumous Thanksgiving message

Written by on November 26, 2020


The day after Alex Trebek’s dying, “Jeopardy!” aired a pretaped episode with the host and opened with a tribute to him from his govt producer. USA TODAY

Alex Trebek continues to encourage “Jeopardy!” viewers, weeks after the present’s longtime host died following a battle with pancreatic cancer

“Jeopardy!” posted a clip from Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day show on Twitter with an inspiring message from Trebek, which had been pre-recorded.

“You already know, regardless of what America and the remainder of the world is experiencing proper now, there are lots of causes to be grateful,” Trebek mentioned, after wishing viewers a cheerful Thanksgiving. “There are increasingly more individuals extending useful palms to do a kindness to their neighbors, and that is a very good factor. Preserve the religion; we’re gonna get by way of all of this, and we will likely be a greater society due to it.  “

Trebek, who was 80 and battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer, died Nov 8. He had hosted the brainy quiz present since its syndicated revival premiered in 1984 and was the winner of seven Emmys. 

However, most of all, Trebek was beloved by viewers. Many social media customers responded to the “Jeopardy!” clip with messages noting that they missed Trebek and appreciated the posthumous message throughout a attempting 12 months. 

“Such hopeful, significant phrases. RIP, Alex,” Twitter consumer @HeatherOnAir wrote

“Didn’t have crying on my checklist of issues to do in the present day and but right here we’re,” wrote @RyderBarrett.

However the tears had been bittersweet. “It made me cry however a few of these tears had been undoubtedly completely satisfied ones to listen to his voice once more,” wrote @ThursdayNext121. 

Ken Jennings, who holds the all-time information for many consecutive video games gained (74) and highest winnings in regular-season play ($2,520,700) on the present, will be the first interim “Jeopardy!” host when the TV recreation present resumes manufacturing Nov. 30. He’ll be simply considered one of a number of interim hosts earlier than the present decides on a everlasting substitute, “Jeopardy!” introduced in an announcement.

Contributing: Invoice Keveney, Bryan Alexander


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