Alex Trebek's wife Jean reflects on first Christmas after 'Jeopardy' host's death: 'Time is too precious'


Jean Trebek is reflecting on her first Christmas without her late husband, Alex Trebek.

"Time is too precious to be spent on anything other than kindness. Many blessings of beauty and joy to you and all you hold dear!" she wrote on Instagram.

The post was accompanied by a photo of the couple’s children, Emily and Matthew, smiling at the camera.

The 80-year-old “Jeopardy!” host passed away on November 8 after losing his battle with stage four pancreatic cancer. He publicly announced his diagnosis in March of 2019.

Days after his passing, Jean shared a candid picture from the couple’s wedding in 1990 along with a heartfelt message to fans thanking them for their condolences and support.

"My family and I sincerely thank you all for your compassionate messages and generosity,” she wrote on Instagram.

Trebek was cremated shortly after his death. His final resting place is listed as the Los Angeles home that he shared with Jean.

Throughout his battle, Trebek remained dedicated to his game show hosting duties.

His 10 best episodes are now set to air over the weeks of December 21 and 28. His final week of shows will begin broadcasting on January 4, 2021.

In July, Trebek credited his wife with holding the family together.

"She's kept me alive. If it weren’t for Jean, I’d have put myself out of this a long time ago,” he told People.

As “Jeopardy!” resumed production in late November, Ken Jennings, the "Greatest of All Time" winner, was announced as the first in a series of interim guest hosts.

"We will resume production on 11/30 with a series of interim guest hosts from the Jeopardy! family – starting with Ken Jennings. Additional guest hosts to be announced," the show wrote on Twitter.

The show has yet to announce Trebek’s official successor.

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