In a message taped for what turned out to be his last week as Jeopardy host Alex Trebek urged the sport reveals viewers to honor the season of giving by serving to victims of the coronavirus epidemic.
Trebek’s plea aired within 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.
Trebek died November 8 at age 80 of pancreatic cancer however had pre-taped a number of weeks of reveals which have continued to air Mondays present started the ultimate week of applications that he left behind.
His final week of reveals had been initially scheduled to air on Christmas week two classes of clues on Monday had been December 21 and Christmas on Broadway. But to offer Trebek’s last week wider publicity Jeopardy put them off till this week.
The reveals govt producer Mike Richards instructed NBCs Today present on Monday that Trebek was “an absolute warrior” in his final taping classes.
“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 collection of visitor hosts on episodes that start showing subsequent week.
Asked whether or not Trebek had given any ideas a couple of successor, Richards instructed NBC that he talked about a few names however he needed to remain out of that. No one goes to exchange him and he knew that.