As the world continues to remember Alex Trebek's legacy on Jeopardy!, his 55-year-old daughter, Nicky, is remembering the quiz show icon as a dad.
Sunday marked Nicky's first Father's Day without her dad since the former Jeopardy! host's death this past November. Hoping to celebrate his spirit, Nicky began posting intimate photos of Alex on her Instagram feed. On Saturday, she shared a throwback picture of herself with her dad and half siblings Matthew, 31, and Emily, 28. "Seems like a minute ago #missingyou #trebekgang #dadlove," Nicky captioned the photo.
A day later, she revealed yet another Instagram tribute to Alex. Posting an even older picture of herself with her dad with the words "I will miss you forever" embedded on it, she wished her followers a Happy Father's Day. "The world is not the same without you but you sure left the most beautiful mark!," she penned alongside the picture.
On Monday, Nicky continued to post memories of her dad. Her latest Instagram features a picture of Alex appearing to feed a muskox. "Definitely dad‘s #spiritanimal He really loved this mammal in all it’s #majestic #peacefulwarrior #muskox #umingmac, #happyfathersday," she wrote.
In the comments section of each post were plenty of Jeopardy! fans and friends sharing kind and supportive messages. " Ur Dad is the most amazing man I have ever known. He is with u always," one follower wrote. "Alex Trebek is my hero in television since I was a kid. He will be in my heart and mind forever," someone else noted. "He'll be with you always. Happy Father's day Alex," another said.
Alex died on November 8 at the age of 80 — a year and a half after he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
According to Today.com, Alex adopted Nicky when he was married to his first wife, Elaine (they divorced in 1981). In 1990, Alex married Jean, whom he was with until his death last fall. Together, Jean and Alex had Matthew and Emily.
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