Alex Trebek is spending his 79th birthday surrounded by those he loves most.

The iconic “Jeopardy!” host celebrated his birthday on Monday with friends and family in a ballroom. Among those in attendance were his wife, Jean Currivan Trebek, and their kids — Emily, 26, and Matthew, 29.

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Photos from the celebration were posted on the official “Jeopardy!” Instagram account. The birthday party comes two months after he told People some of his cancerous tumours had shrunk by more than 50 per cent.

“Alex!! You are an institution! I’ve been watching you host Jeopardy since I was a toddler,” one fan commented on Instagram. “Many happy returns, thank you for enriching all of our lives,” said another viewer.

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Trebek revealed in March he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. “I just wanna take a few moments to say thanks to the — believe it or not — hundreds of thousands of people who have sent in tweets, texts, emails, cards, and letters wishing me well following my recent health announcement,” he said in a Twitter video shortly after his making his diagnosis public.

Happy Birthday to the Canadian icon.