Today, Canada lost one of its most important musicians, as news broke that Tragically Hip front man Gord Downie lost his battle with cancer at the age of 53.
The family of Gord Downie released this statement, marking his passing.
The news hit the music community hard. Today, Jojo Mason, Tim Hicks & David + Chris of The Washboard Union called the show, to discuss Gord’s death.
From all across Canada, tributes are pouring in for the iconic Tragically Hip front man.
There will never be another one like you, Gord. Rest in peace my friend.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 18, 2017
Very saddened to hear the passing of Gord Downie.— George Canyon (@georgecanyon) October 18, 2017
He leaves an incredible legacy of music. My heart goes out to his family and his fans.
Crazy thought. What if, we as a Country, instead of a moment of silence for Gord, picked a day, and belted out a Hip song together?!— Dan O'Toole (@tsnotoole) October 18, 2017