Alex Trebek is famous Threat! suits will have a very important second life.
On Tuesday, it was announced that a large number of dresses of the television host – 14 suits, 58 shirts, 300 ties, 25 polo shirts, 14 sweaters, nine sports coats, nine pairs of shoes, 15 belts, two parks and three pairs of clothes – donated by his family, led by his son Matthew Třebek and Threat! customer Steven Zimbelman, to Doe Fund. The organization seeks to break the cycles of homelessness, imprisonment, and recidivism, and the clothing gets received by its reentry program for job interviews.
On the website of Alex ‘s wife Jean – the Web Inside Wink – Matthew wrote that “he was approached by Rocky Schmidt, the producer and longtime dear friend of my father, Alex Trebek, what I would like to do with all my father’s suits on Threat! Studio. I immediately thought of the Doe Fund, “was an affiliate of a charity in Harlem, New York.
Matthew said the charity’s core mission, which is “ready, willing, and capable,” is “something I knew my dad would be fully on board,” because Alex was generous in helping the homeless. “We live in a world where appropriate clothing can change how a person feels about himself and how he is perceived.” Even though I know it’s not all about what someone is wearing, you can say something about feeling a little better when they are proud of their clothes. I hope that the confidence one could feel when wearing one of my father’s suits and ties will help him get a job, and more importantly, it will help him realize that they are not alone. “
Jean wrote on Instagram that she “sincerely appreciates” her son and his “great idea,” adding, “It warms my heart to know that Alex’s suits will be dedicated to such an important thing.”
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On Monday, Nicky Trebek, Alex’s older daughter, who was adopted through his marriage to his first wife, Elaine Callei, shared a sweet photo Threat! host, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer on November 8 at the age of 80, on the three-month anniversary of his death.
“It’s been 3 months and instead of publishing something sad, I’m #choosejoy,” she wrote on Instagram.
She said that the photo of Trebek showing his hands in the air “always made me laugh,” especially “when she thought about how many times he had done it when he tried to fix it.”
Nicky, who was Threat! The producer added the hashtags “I always miss you” and “milestones and memories” at the beginning of this year after the death of her father.
Her boyfriend replied that it is so hpy Nicky got her father’s bracelet, probably the one seen in the photo. Nicky wrote, “My brother has the original and my sister,” Alex and Jean’s daughter Emily, “and I have replicas. It’s amazing that the three of us agree [ones]. “
(Screenshot: Nicky Trebek via Instagram)
While Nicky, who is also a singer, didn’t say that explicitly, she could refer to Trebek’s favorite Gucci bracelet, which he always wore – and here it is. has a long history.
The mother of the television host found the bracelet in the 1990s in the CVS car park and donated it to him. He wore it all the time because he realized that the accidental finding was actually Gucci and sold for $ 800. The bracelet also came into play when in 2011 and a woman broke into his hotel room stole his wallet and Jean’s purse and bracelet. Everything was restored except the bracelet, despite his repeated efforts to find him, including contacting a thief in prison. He said it was “broken heart” to lose it because of his “value of compassion” and sought a replacement because it was no longer made. After an extensive search, he managed to get a second-hand version, and when he told his wife his good news, she surprised him that she had it made. In 2019, while telling a story, he said he had two of them – so it is possible that a third was made so that all three children could have their own version of his beloved bracelet.
On Father’s Day last year, Jean, who married Alex in 1990, paid tribute to her husband in post on Inside Wink, writing about how they were “so blessed to have two wonderful children, Matthew and Emily. The elder, Matthew, has true sincerity and gentleness to him, while he is a natural athlete. Emily was a very curious child, just like her dad, and she had a beautiful strong sense of herself. Matthew and I are more of a “walk with the flow,” while Emily and Alex suggest how the flow should go. “
She added Nicky’s stepdaughter: “If luck wasn’t enough, we have the added benefit of being part of our family. Nicky is the daughter of Alex’s first wife, Elaine, to whom I have a great affection. Nicky is a few years younger than me, so I also enjoyed meeting her and consider her one of my dearest friends. She’s full of soulfulness with a little rock n’roll … a truly benevolent person. “
After Alex’s death Threat! works with the guest host until a permanent exchange is performed. The most recent to be announced are Dr. Mehmet Oz, Anderson Cooper, Savannah Guthrie and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who will follow Ken Jennings, Katie Couric, Mayim Bialik and Aaron Rodgers.