Before Monday’s episode of JEOPARDY!, the show’s executive producer Mike Richards shared a brief tribute to Alex Trebek.
“Over the weekend we lost our beloved host Alex Trebek. This is an enormous loss for our staff and crew, for his family and for his millions of fans,” Richards said. “He loved this show and everything it stood for.”
“He will forever be an inspiration for his constant desire to learn, his kindness and for his love of his family,” Richards continued.
He told the audience watching at home that Trebek filmed his final episodes less than two weeks before his death and that they would air the 35 episodes because “that’s what he wanted.”
“On behalf of everyone, thank you for everything Alex,” said Richards. “This is Jeopardy!“