In a message taped for what turned out to be his ultimate week as Jeopardy host, Alex Trebek urged the sport present’s viewers to honor the season of giving by serving to victims of the coronavirus epidemic.
Trebek’s plea aired in the opening moments of the present that aired on Monday.
“We’re trying to build a gentler kinder society and if we all pitch in just a little bit we’re going to get there,” he stated.
Alex Trebek died November eight at age 80 of pancreatic most cancers however had pre-taped a number of weeks of exhibits which have continued to air. Monday’s present started the ultimate week of applications that he left behind.
His final week of exhibits have been initially scheduled to air on Christmas week; two classes of clues on Monday have been December 21 and Christmas on Broadway. But to present Trebek’s ultimate week wider publicity, Jeopardy put them off till this week.
The present’s government producer Mike Richards advised NBC’s Today present on Monday that Trebek was “an absolute warrior” in his final taping periods.
“He was in enormous pain,” Richards stated “He was, you know, 10 days away from passing away. And you will not sense that in any of these episodes.”
A successor has not been named. Longtime Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings would be the first of a deliberate sequence of visitor hosts on episodes that start showing subsequent week.
Asked whether or not Alex Trebek had given any recommendations a few successor, Richards advised NBC that “he mentioned a couple of names but he wanted to stay out of that. No one is going to replace him and he knew that.”