The late Alex Trebek led off his posthumous closing episodes as host of the sport present “Jeopardy!” with a request for viewers to assist individuals affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
“I’d like you to open up your hands and open up your heart to those who are still suffering because of Covid-19, people who are suffering through no fault of their own,” Trebek stated.
“We are trying to build a gentler, kinder society, and if we all pitch in just a little bit, we are going to get there.”
Trebek died on Nov. 8 after being recognized and handled for pancreatic most cancers, one of the aggressive and tough to remedy varieties.
In an interview with the “TODAY” show, “Jeopardy!” govt producer Mike Richards stated he was stunned at Trebek’s impromptu feedback, mere days after he underwent surgical procedure.
“He comes out and gives this absolutely amazing speech about the tough times that we’re in and the importance of us as a country, as a community, as humanity, coming together and being there for each other,” Richards stated.
The producer advised “TODAY” that no one knew that these episodes could be his closing ones, calling Trebek a “warrior.”
“He was in enormous pain. He was, you know, 10 days away from passing away,” Richards stated.
Tim Fitzsimons is a reporter for NBC News.