Jean Currivan Trebek is thanking fans for their support at this heartbreaking time.
The wife of late “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a photograph from their 1990 wedding, along with a heartfelt message.
She wrote, “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.”
In the sentimental photo, the TV star can be seen gazing lovingly at his wife as he slips a wedding ring onto her finger.
Trebek passed away on Sunday, Nov 8, after a battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old.
Writing in her Guideposts blog, Jean previously discussed how she felt when her husband was diagnosed with the illness.
“It felt as if the bottom dropped out of my world,” she said. “Alex has been everything to me. I met him when I was 21, a challenging period in my life. His friendship — we were friends for a long time before becoming a couple — changed my life.”
As well as his wife, the Canadian-born icon is also survived by their children Matthew, 29, and Emily, 27, as well as Nicky, 53, from his previous marriage to Elaine Callei Trebek.