Tragically Hip front man Gord Downie has passed away. A statement from the band confirmed the news on Twitter saying he passed away last night with friends and family “close by.”
The beloved Canadian musician was diagnosed with a terminal form of brain cancer in May, 2016. He was 53.
Statement – https://t.co/vOTvlJ2jqA pic.twitter.com/Z6dHmr1xpM
— The Tragically Hip (@thehipdotcom) October 18, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took time to remember the artist.
Canada’s identity & culture are richer for Gord Downie’s work.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 18, 2017
An emotional Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the country earlier this morning. Video credit to CBC News.
Listen to Vista Radio’s Tribute to Gord Downie here: