News | Entertainment
28 Jan 2021 18:32
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Days of Xmas
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Alex Trebek urged fans to “keep the faith” in a video filmed before he passed away this month

    The beloved ‘Jeopardy!’ host sadly lost his battle with stage four pancreatic cancer on November 8 at the age of 80, but has posthumously delivered a message of “kindness” in a video filmed before his passing, which was pre-recorded to mark Thanksgiving on Thursday (26.11.20)


    In the video - which featured in Thursday’s episode of ‘Jeopardy!’ and was then posted online by the game show’s official Twitter account - Alex said: "You know, in spite of what America and the rest of the world is experiencing right now, there are many reasons to be thankful. There are more and more people extending helpful hands to do a kindness to their neighbours, and that's a good thing.

    "Keep the faith. We’re gonna get through all of this and we will be a better society because of it."

    Alex was recently confirmed to have been cremated, and his wife Jean - with whom he had daughter Emily, 27, and 30-year-old son Matthew - has kept the ashes at the couple’s Studio City home.

    The news comes after Alex’s wife recently broke her silence on her husband’s passing, as she thanked everyone for their "compassionate messages and generosity”.

    Posting on Instagram, Jean wrote: "My family and I sincerely thank you all for your compassionate messages and generosity. Your expressions have truly touched our hearts. Thank you so very, very much.

    “Many Blessings to all,

    “Jean Trebek.”

    Meanwhile, the late TV legend's final episode of 'Jeopardy!' is set to air on Christmas Day (25.12.20).

    A message on the show's Twitter reads: "Today's show features a special message on behalf of everyone in the Jeopardy! family.

    "Alex taped shows through December 25th, 2020. They will air as he intended, in his honor. (sic)"

    © 2021 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     28 Jan: Eddie Redmayne "never" takes his career for granted after a tough start
     28 Jan: Prince William and Duchess Catherine have a new puppy
     28 Jan: Emma Corrin's parents wouldn't let her quit school to become an actress
     28 Jan: Joe Exotic is hoping President Joe Biden will grant him clemency
     28 Jan: Naomi Campbell has taken up swimming to help her quit smoking
     28 Jan: Justin Bieber was “unhappy, angry, misled and misunderstood” during his 2014 arrest
     28 Jan: Eva Mendes is taking time away from social media after one of her daughters accused her of being on her phone “too much”
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    James Parsons is reflecting on his career in celebration, not sadness More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Pressure for real changes at the NZX More...



     Today's News

    Rugby League:
    Concussed AFL players will be barred from returning to play for at least 12 days under new protocols 18:17

    Politics:
    The Maori Party says its decision not to travel to Waitangi next week is about giving certainty - and erring on the side of caution 18:17

    Environment:
    Wellington Water has isolated a main after it flooded parts of Aro Street 18:07

    Law and Order:
    The Ministry of Health has revealed new places linked to the two positive Covid-19 cases in Orewa 18:07

    Entertainment:
    Eddie Redmayne "never" takes his career for granted after a tough start 18:00

    Business:
    Pressure for real changes at the NZX 17:47

    International:
    Threat of domestic terrorism remains high, says US Homeland Security, with Donald Trump supporters 'emboldened' by Capitol attack 17:37

    Entertainment:
    Prince William and Duchess Catherine have a new puppy 17:30

    Business:
    The Covid 19 pandemic has continued to put a major dent into how much we're importing into the country 17:27

    Entertainment:
    Emma Corrin's parents wouldn't let her quit school to become an actress 17:00


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd