Despite the fact that followers of “Jeopardy!” have been used to seeing Alex Trebek in a dapper swimsuit and tie whereas internet hosting the enduring recreation present, the late TV icon’s son Matthew shared that wasn’t the case off set and at house.
“I grew up watching him on TV and seeing him dressed up. That was a method that I clearly seen him,” he told Entertainment Tonight in a new interview. “After which being with him round the home, he was very informal, dressed down lots. He did numerous work round the home, so most of his (garments), it could be denims and a T-shirt. Plenty of the denims and T-shirts had holes in them. Fully completely different than how he was on TV.”
However the youthful Trebek did maintain one particular possession of his father’s that was from the formal a part of his wardrobe: a tie that had been a present from his mother, Jean.
“I stored a tie that my mother had given my dad,” he revealed. “So far as clothes goes, that was in all probability crucial merchandise. Nearly all the things from ‘Jeopardy!’ went to The Doe Fund, and now we simply have his closet at house right here. We’ll nonetheless type by means of these (gadgets), however for proper now, these are type of staying put.”
Trebek passed away in November 2020 on the age of 80, about 20 months after he first introduced publicly that he had been identified with stage 4 pancreatic most cancers. His household and the staff at “Jeopardy!” teamed as much as donate the longtime host’s show wardrobe to the nonprofit The Doe Fund. The group’s mission is “to interrupt the cycles of homelessness, incarceration, and recidivism by offering holistic companies, housing and work alternatives,” in keeping with the group’s web site.
“Rocky Schmidt, who was one of many producers on ‘Jeopardy!’ and one in every of my dad’s perfect associates requested, ‘The place ought to we donate them to?'” Matthew defined. “I knew The Doe Fund (from) working in Harlem at a restaurant. They’ve one other location that is not too far-off. I believe that the work they do, and the people who work for The Doe Fund, are actually nice, superb folks. So it type of all made sense.
“I believe giving second probabilities, and serving to guys who had a little bit of a tough previous get again on their toes, I believe that is an excellent mission. And one thing that me and my household all help,” Matthew mentioned, including he believes his dad “would really feel fairly good about it.”
Seeing his dad’s fits on the lads of The Doe Fund program has made Matthew really feel “nice,” including, “It is actually significant, and it is actually heartwarming.”
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