Jean Trebek Remembers Husband Alex Trebek in First Interview Since His Death

Beloved Jeopardy host Alex Trebek passed away 6 months ago and his wife Jean is speaking out in her first interview since his death.

“Inspiring America: The 2021 Inspiration List,” will air Saturday at 8 p.m. and in a clip shared on the Today Show, Jean talks about how she has carried on his legacy of giving.

In the clip aired Wednesday, April 28th, Jean said “I think one of the beautiful things, the blessings that came, if you can call it a blessing, is that he got to really see the outpouring of love and admiration that he gave to the world,” she said. “Some people just, you know, you don’t see that while you’re still embodied, you don’t get to really witness all the love that people feel for you. And I know that that was in and of itself a huge inspiration for Alex.”

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