Alex Trebek’s wife Jean is speaking out in the wake of the Jeopardy! host’s death.
On Wednesday, Jean thanked fans for their support during this difficult time, writing on her Instagram, “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,” she continued. “Many Blessings to all, Jean Trebek.”
The heartfelt post was accompanied by a photo of the couple on their wedding day. In the shot, Trebek wears a white suit as he slips a ring on his wife’s finger.
Trebek died on Sunday at age 80 after suffering from stage four pancreatic cancer.
In January, the television icon reflected on his decades-long relationship with Jean, telling PEOPLE, “I’m pretty satisfied with my life.”
“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!” KEEP READING
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