‘Jeopardy!’ Shares Touching Jack-O-Lantern Tribute in Alex Trebek’s Honor

by Courtney Blackann
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In light of Halloween, the fun time game show “Jeopardy!” is sharing a sweet tribute in Alex Trebek’s honor. And it’s also a pretty impressive display. Someone out there has some major talents in pumpkin carving. In a post on Instagram, the show shared a very intricate and detailed jack-o-lantern of the late Alex Trebek.

Fans immediately reflected on Trebek’s decades on “Jeopardy!” as everyone’s favorite TV personality. The late game show host passed away November 8, 2020 after a crippling battle with cancer.

Many expressed support, love or said that they missed the longtime TV host. Additionally, one fan says, “Now that’s a pumpkin I can get behind.’

The tribute comes just a week away from the one-year anniversary of his death.

“We love this #Halloween pumpkin art at @descansogardens!” the verified account captioned the photo.

Moreover, between 1984 and 2020, Alex Trebek delighted audiences everywhere with “Jeopardy!” trivia. Over those 37 seasons, he hosted many game show champions, winner streaks and met all kinds of individuals.

Additionally, Trebek’s name became synonymous with joy. He was a part of after-dinner family time for people all over the nation. But while the “Jeopardy!” host devoted much of his time to building the show, he was also a family man himself.

Alex Trebek’s Wife Shares How She and the “Jeopardy!” Host Were Equal Partners

It can’t be easy being married to a celebrity. Let alone an actual icon. Alex Trebek was recognized everywhere he went. His wife respects that, however, Jean Trebek said their relationship left the majority of his celebrity out of it.

“In looking back, the fact that I did not identify Alex as an ‘icon’ was a gift,” Jean said in an interview with The Eden Magazine. “We were equal partners in a marriage, and we had our own personal growth issues to deal with just like any ordinary couple.”

The longtime married couple shared happy memories and adventures. These are things that a year after his passing mean so much. After Alex Trebek was diagnosed with cancer, Jean became aware of just how beloved by the world her husband was.

“For the most part, Alex and I enjoyed staying at home. When we did go out, it was perhaps for a quick dinner or movie every now and then, so it wasn’t like we were always out in public for me to really notice his popularity,” she said. “I started realizing just how much he was adored by people from all walks of life when he made his public announcement that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.”