Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Gord Downie Has Died

Gord Downie, the legendary front man of the Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip, has died at the age of 53.

In a statement posted online, the band confirmed that Downie died “with his beloved children and family close by” on Tuesday night.

The beloved Canadian musician was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a terminal form of brain cancer, in December 2015. He leaves behind four children.

“Gord knew this day was coming – his response was to spend this precious time as he always had – making music, making memories and expressing deep gratitude to his family and friends for a life well lived, often sealing it with a kiss… on the lips,” the statement said.


Tyler said...

Man, this is shaping up to be the year of relatively young musician deaths. RIP

Triple 🎩🎩🎩 said...

Very sad day

J-Mo said...

So unfair. A true legend, decent in every respect.

Boogie Shooze said...

This is a really sad day for his thousands of fans and admirers. I am thankful that he is no longer suffering from that horrible disease. I will miss his presence and talent terribly. RIP Gord

In a gallery far, far away... said...

Heaven is a better place today.

shakey said...

And last night I thought to myself, this guy is going to live forever.

He did a lot from the time of diagnosis to now. That's inspirational.

peawry said...

this really hurts.

OKay said...

I'm not really a Hip fan, per se. But I'm Canadian, and Gord Downie is just really special to us. I'm sad today.


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