Alex Trebek’s widow Jean on his philanthropy and legacy

His widow spoke to Guthrie about life because losing her other half of thirty years.

“I absolutely have moments of waves of grief that just come over me,” Trebek stated. “Still, really disbelief that he is — that he is gone. I miss him a lot.”

She likewise discussed his commitment to charity.

The couple assisted to money a brand-new homeless shelter in Los Angeles for the charity Hope of the Valley which now bears their household name.

“He loved representing the underdeveloped countries, communities,” Jean Trebek stated. “You know, he really wanted to be a spokesman for the underdog.”

That encompassed his desire to be really public with his cancer medical diagnosis in an effort to assist others, she stated.

“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 stated.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.