JEOPARDY! host Alex Trebek’s daughter Nicky praised her late dad Alex Trebek on the two year anniversary of his pancreatic cancer announcement.
The iconic TV star passed away from cancer at the age of 80 on November 8.
Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek’s daughter Nicky praised her late dad on the two year anniversary of his pancreatic cancer announcement
The iconic TV star passed away in November of last yearCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Nicky took to Instagram to share a throwback photo alongside her father as they both smiled and threw up peace signs.
She wrote: “It was 2 years ago today while we were working on the @jeopardy set that my dad bravely stepped out in front of the camera to announce he had been diagnosed with #pancreaticcancer.
“He brought much-needed #awareness to this terrible disease and provided #hope to so many struggling. I’m beyond proud of him for his courage and integrity throughout his illness.”
She continued: “So I’m continuing what he started and will fight for everyone affected by pancreatic cancer.
‘I’m beyond proud of him for his courage and integrity throughout his illness,’ Nicky, seen here in a throwback with Alex, wrote
Alex adopted Nicky from his previous marriage, while he also shared two kids with his wife JeanCredit: Instagram
Alex’s three kidsCredit: Instagram
“That’s why I support the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network @pancan in their #mission to improve patient outcomes…”
People were loving the post as they took to the comment section to respond, with one person writing: “Such a great picture.”
Another added: “My condolences and I know he’s always near you and you all are so very cherished.”
Alex revealed his cancer diagnosis in March of 2019Credit: Getty Images – Getty
While a third added: “A remarkable father, and an equally remarkable daughter… Your dad left an indelible legacy… You’re following a great path… Best wishes.”
Alex adopted Nicky, whose mother was his first wife Elaine Callei.
Aside from Nicky, Alex also shared two kids, 31-year-old son Matthew, and 28-year-old daughter Emily, with his wife Jean Currivan.
In March 2019, the Jeopardy! legend shocked the world and revealed he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
He would continue to host Jeopardy!, with his final episode airing this past JanuaryCredit: Getty Images – Getty
He said at the time: “Hi everyone, I have some news to share with all of you. And it’s in keeping with my longtime policy of being open and transparent with our Jeopardy fanbase. I also wanted to prevent you from reading or hearing some overblown or inaccurate reports regarding my health.
“So therefore, I wanted to be the one to pass along this information. Now, just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.”
Despite the odds, Alex continued to stand behind the game show’s podium until his final episode aired in January, where he told viewers, “I’ll see you next week!”
Alex poses with his wife Jean in 2014Credit: Getty Images
One person at the time wrote: “A third viewer chimed in: “Is it really as bad as it seems or am I just angry about life right now?? Because I’m giving a huuuugeeee NOOOOOOOOO to Ken Jennings.”
Katic Couric will serve as the show’s host for a week starting on Monday.
The Jeopardy! family unfortunately lost another member from its family as winner Brayden Smith “died from surgery complications” last month.
Just last month Jeopardy! winner Brayden Smith ‘died from surgery complications’Credit: Jeopardy
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