Believe it or not, one full year has passed since the demise of late “Jeopardy!” legend, Alex Trebek. As today marks the one-year anniversary of his death, fans are sharing heartfelt remembrances across social media. Those mourners include current “Jeopardy!” host Mayim Bialik who wrote a heartfelt tribute in honor of Trebek’s game show legacy.
Remembering the passing of the great Alex Trebek a year ago today. Alex was a legendary entertainer, philanthropist, and lover of life. We miss you, Alex.— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) November 8, 2021
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As the face of the beloved American game show, Mayim Bialik pulls at heartstrings as her tribute captures Alex Trebek in his early years sporting the most iconic of cropped afros.
“We miss you, Alex,” Bialik concluded the post, and it appears “Jeopardy!” fans everywhere share similar sentiments.
“I can’t believe it’s been a year since he died,” wrote one of Bialik’s followers. “I miss him very much.”
Others were shellshocked to learn just how much time had passed since Trebek’s passing already. “Wow it’s like it just happened,” wrote one “Jeopardy!” fan.
However, even more “Jeopardy!” fans shared their sentiments with Bialik while also assuring her of the amazing job she’s done since taking over as host.
“I miss Alex so much,” began one fan. They continued, “You’ve been an outstanding host Mayim. Alex would be very proud.”
So, while things still settle on “Jeopardy!” following this year’s hosting drama, dedicated fans have shared their tributes while simultaneously wishing the “Big Bang Theory” actress the best in future rounds.
Ken Jennings Terrified to Host ‘Jeopardy!’ Following Trebek’s Death
As we know, “Jeopardy!” legend and longtime friend of Alex Trebek, Ken Jennings, will tag out Mayim Bialik from her usual hosting duties to take over for a few rounds. And while the episodes for this week were filmed way back in September, Jennings’ episodes air on the anniversary of Alex Trebek’s death, and the legend said he is “just terrified” to replace the iconic host.
In speaking with USA Today, Jennings shared he previously had no idea his recorded episodes would air on the anniversary of Alex Trebek‘s death. He stated, “Apparently, everyone was aware that we were going to air [this episode] on the anniversary and nobody told me.”
However, Jennings stated the decision seemed to come as a sort of courtesy. He then explained to the outlet that producers didn’t want to put that kind of pressure on the latest “Jeopardy!” host.
Of hosting “Jeopardy!” itself, Jennings revealed, “Every time I’m up there, I’m doing Alex. Not just because he perfected it, but because that’s the only way I’ve ever seen it done.”
In this way, the upcoming episodes are sure to be nerve-wracking for the game show champion. As Trebek spent literal decades perfecting the art that is “Jeopardy!,” the show’s seen an onslaught of new hosts all with their own style over the last year. However, with Jennings having known Trebek so closely, he’s sure to feel pressure as new episodes air.