Lurie has recently posted a presentation entitled Burying Hate Speech in the SERPS, where he explains,”Google tries to handle hate sites, but they can’t. Racist, anti-semitic, misogynistic, and other content find their way into the rankings every day. Lurie talks about two strategies I’ve used to push those sites down the rankings. Gord Downie, the lead singer for the beloved Canadian alt-rock band the Tragically Hip, died Tuesday at the age of 53. The cause was terminal brain cancer. Downie was diagnosed with brain cancer in December 2015, but didn’t reveal his disease publicly until May 2016.