Search engine giant, Google, has tipped its hat to the popular ‘Jeopardy!’ game show host, Alex Trebek, with a simple, hidden easter egg.
Trebek recently passed away from his battle with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer at the age of 80 years old.
He was the host of the beloved ‘Jeopardy!’ game show for 37 seasons – more than 8,200 episodes – and cemented himself as a Canadian icon in the process.
After news of his passing, tributes from Vancouver Island and across the globe poured in for the game show host from fans, other celebrities and now a search engine.
One of the core principles of playing ‘Jeopardy!’ is that contestants must answer each clue in the form of a question. When using Google’s search engine, if you type in Alex Trebek, the following webpage will show “Did you mean: who is Alex Trebek” — rephrasing your query into the form of a question.
— Graham Cox (@vanislandgee) November 20, 2020
This is a subtle, yet charming nod by Google to the legacy left behind by Trebek and his synonymous connection with the ‘Jeopardy!’ brand.
For many CHEK viewers, tuning into Jeopardy! was a nightly event with many fond memories of Trebek.
‘Jeopardy!’ will be airing episodes previously recorded by Trebek up until December 25. At this time, the show has yet to name a new host or announce its next steps.