Alex Trebek’s oldest daughter, Nicky, pays tribute to the legend of the late game show this Father’s Day weekend.
Late on Saturday, Nicky Trebek, 55, shared a photo to her Instagram of a sweet family moment with her father surrounded by his three children, including Matthew, 31, and Emily, 28.
“It seems like a minute ago #missingyou #trebekgang #dadlove,” she captioned the post.
On her Instagram story, Nicky posted another family photo, this time a photo of Matthew and herself posing next to their father. Just above Alex Trebek’s head, she put a little sticker that read, “I miss you.”
The old “Jeopardy!” Host died on Nov. 8 at age 80, a year and a half after he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Alex Trebek adopted Nicky when he was married to his first wife, Elaine, whom he divorced in 1981. He had two more children with his second wife, Jean Trebek.
Last year for Father’s Day, his three children got together with Jean Trebek before the holidays to discuss what Trebek was like as a father for an article on Insidewink, where Jean is an editor. In the article, each of the children shared a personality trait of their father that they admired.
“His perseverance when it comes to solving challenges. … Never give up!” said Matthias.
Emily added: “His determination. … If he’s set his sights on something, nothing changes!’
In her response, Nicky revealed that she was inspired by how he coped with his cancer diagnosis and fought all the way through.
“His generosity to everyone and his humility about it,” she said. “I personally saw him write hundreds of thousands of thank you notes while fighting for his life. It’s really amazing. I honestly can’t even put it into words.”
Nicky also paid tribute to her father’s life and legacy earlier this year when she watched her father’s final episode of the beloved game show, which aired on January 8. The episode was filmed 10 days before Trebek died.
“You were extraordinary!!!” she wrote on Instagram alongside a photo that read: “Jeopardy! Forever!”