Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek’s wife Jean is speaking out following her husband’s passing to thank fans for their support.
On Wednesday, Jean took to Instagram to express how thankful she is to Trebek’s fans during this difficult time. “My family and I sincerely thank you all for your compassionate messages and generosity,” she began.
“Your expressions have truly touched our hearts. Thank you so very, very much,” she continued. “Many Blessings to all, Jean Trebek.”
The heartwarming caption was posted alongside a photo of she and Trebek on their wedding day. In the photo, Trebek is wearing a white suit and starring lovingly at Jean while he slips a ring on her finger.
The Jeopardy! host recently passed at the age of 80 after suffering from stage four pancreatic cancer. In January, Trebek opened up to PEOPLE reflecting on his life and decades-long relationship with Jean, “I’m pretty satisfied with my life,” he began.
“But my wife Jean and I have been together almost 29 years, and I was thinking about President Bush when he died, and all the comments about his life about what a nice guy he is, and how he and his wife had been together 73 years. I thought, oh my gosh … if I’d just met Jean in my 20s we could have had a longer life together,” Trebek said.
He jokingly added, “I guess if I’d met her when I was in my 20s she wouldn’t have been born yet. But hey, 29 years is pretty good!”
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