Alex Trebek cremated and wife keeps ashes as Jeopardy! host's death certificate is released after he loses cancer battle

ALEX Trebek has been cremated and his wife Jean Currivan-Trebek kept his ashes as the Jeopardy! host's death certificate has been released.

The longtime game show host tragically passed away earlier this month after fighting pancreatic cancer.


The death certificate was obtained by The Blast on Friday.

According to the legal document, Alex's occupation is listed as "Quiz Show Host" and says he worked in the entertainment industry for 60 years.

The document also states that Jean had him cremated and listed his final resting place as their home in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Alex lost his battle with stage four pancreatic cancer on November 8 at the age of 80.

A spokesperson confirmed the sad news, stating: "Jeopardy is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends."



He had been through multiple rounds of chemotherapy, though the five-year predicted survival rate is just nine percent for the form of cancer.

Alex was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer back in March 2019.

At the time, doctors found a tumor that had spread to the soft lining of his stomach when he went for a CT scan at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles.

Following his death, Alex's 56-year-old widow thanked his fans for their support during the difficult time.

Jean shared a sweet black and white photo of her and Alex from their wedding in 1990 on Instagram.


The widow wrote in the caption: "My family and I sincerely thank you all for your compassionate messages and generosity.

"Your expressions have truly touched our hearts. Thank you so very, very much."

She concluded: "Many Blessings to all, Jean Trebek."

The couple- who were married for 30 years- share a son, Matthew, 30, and a daughter, Emily, 27.

The presenter also adopted his daughter Nicky with his ex-wife, Elaine.

Just days before his death, Alex urged Jeopardy! fans to get tested for pancreatic cancer.

He said during a recent episode: "Before we get into today's match, a word about today. Today is World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

"If you or anyone you know has developed some of the symptoms that I have talked about in the past, then, by all means, get to a doctor, get yourself tested."

Alex added: "I want you to be safe. This is a terrible, terrible disease."

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