Alex Trebek's widow Jean on his philanthropy and legacy
May 3, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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attends the 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda at the Dolby Theatre on June 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California. Tribute show airing Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT on TNT.
Jean Trebek sees a great lesson in how her late husband continued to work even while he struggled with pancreatic cancer.
(CNN)Jean Trebek sees a great lesson in how her late husband continued to work even while he struggled with pancreatic cancer.
We all need a purpose. "
"I absolutely have moments of waves of grief that just come over me," Trebek said.
"He loved representing the underdeveloped countries, communities," Jean Trebek said.
That extended to his desire to be very public with his cancer diagnosis in an attempt to help others, she said.
"I think that is one of Alex's gifts was that he could be very resolute and know that the truth will not hurt you and he wanted to empower people to move through whatever challenge they had in life with a sense of inner strength, inner dignity and love," she said.