News | Entertainment
16 Jan 2021 20:50
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
     16 Jan: Alex Rodriguez says his and Jennifer Lopez’s blended family is “the most important thing” in his life
     16 Jan: ‘Saved by the Bell’ star Dustin Diamond has been hospitalised and is thought to be battling cancer
     16 Jan: Ciara says giving birth with a mask on was “crazy”
     16 Jan: Rob Kardashian is launching his own soda
     16 Jan: Elizabeth Olsen is obsessed with her older sisters’ style choices
     16 Jan: Spike Lee’s children have been named as the 2021 Golden Globes Ambassadors
     16 Jan: Jessie Cave’s boyfriend now has coronavirus, just days after their newborn son was taken to hospital with the illness
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    The signs are positive for Alice Robinson to rediscover her form in this weekend's back-to-back World Cup Giant Slalom races in Slovenia More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Record high prices for fruit and vegetables are a reminder to look for what's in season...to get the best value More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Alex Rodriguez says his and Jennifer Lopez’s blended family is “the most important thing” in his life 20:36

    Entertainment:
    ‘Saved by the Bell’ star Dustin Diamond has been hospitalised and is thought to be battling cancer 20:06

    Entertainment:
    Ciara says giving birth with a mask on was “crazy” 19:36

    Environment:
    Emergency bushfire warning issued for residents in Perth's south 19:27

    Entertainment:
    Rob Kardashian is launching his own soda 19:06

    Law and Order:
    Police want information about 29-year-old Phillip Johansson, missing since yesterday morning in Meremere, in northern Waikato 18:57

    Law and Order:
    Police are seeking a person who pointed a firearm at two people in West Auckland this afternoon 18:37

    Entertainment:
    Elizabeth Olsen is obsessed with her older sisters’ style choices 18:36

    Rugby League:
    Favourable conditions are expected to meet Alice Robinson tonight 18:07

    Entertainment:
    Spike Lee’s children have been named as the 2021 Golden Globes Ambassadors 18:06


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd