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Alex Trebek's Son Matthew Shares Which Item He Kept to Remember the Late 'Jeopardy!' Host

Afouda Bamidele
Apr 03, 2021
01:40 P.M.
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The late Alex Trebek’s son, Matthew Trebek, opened up about the unique clothing item worn by his father that he kept as a memento to fondly remember the late “Jeopardy!” host.

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The late Alex Trebek’s loved ones continue to miss him and grapple with the huge void he left behind. Recently, in an interview, Alex’s son, Matthew Trebek, opened up about a special clothing item he kept to remember his father. He said:

“I kept a tie that my mom had given my dad. As far as clothing goes, that was probably the most important item.”

Alex Trebek and son Matthew Trebek at the 11th annual Giants of Broadcasting Honors at Gotham Hall on October 16, 2013 | Photo: Getty Images

Alex Trebek and son Matthew Trebek at the 11th annual Giants of Broadcasting Honors at Gotham Hall on October 16, 2013 | Photo: Getty Images

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While discussing with ET Online, Matthew explained that he donated most of the clothes his late father wore on the beloved game show to The Doe Fund. However, the rest of his outfits are in the closet at home.

The 31-year-old recalled that he watched his father on television while growing up and often saw him dressed up. He noted that Alex looked serious on TV but was the complete opposite whenever he got home.

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The successful businessman relayed that the late renowned host often wore jeans and a T-shirt at home, making him look so different than he did on television. Alex passed away in November 2020 at the age of 80.

As for how the family is grappling with the loss of the patriarch, Matthew admitted that it had taken some adjusting to.

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Speaking about his desire to donate his father’s work clothes to The Doe Fund ― an NGO in Harlem that helps battle homelessness, incarceration, and recidivism ― Matthew said he chose them because he believes in second chances.

He explained that the nonprofit had a great mission, and it would have made the older Trebek proud, as it follows in his purpose of spreading kindness to others. Alex’s late wife, Jean Trebek, also applauded her son’s gesture.

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According to reports, a total of 14 suits, 300 neckties, 14 sweaters, 58 dress shirts, 25 polo shirts, and 9 sports coats, all belonging to Alex, were donated to the organization after Matthew consulted with his dad’s friend, Rocky Schmidt.

As for how the family is grappling with the loss of the patriarch, Matthew admitted that it had taken some adjusting to and they are trying to hang in there. However, their close bond has helped them to try to move on as they continue grieving.

Alex was survived by his second wife, Jean, and his three children. He adopted his oldest daughter Nicky during his marriage to his first wife, Elaine Kares. With Jean, the beloved late host shared Matthew and daughter Emily.

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