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The Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie died this month after a battle with brain cancer. After his diagnosis, he continued to be wildly productive, with the Hip releasing one final album and completing an emotional farewell tour. That final spell of creativity also included a solo album called Introduce Yerself produced by Broken Social Scene…
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The music world is mourning the death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, particularly in his native Canada, where the Hip are regarded as a national treasure. We've seen tributes from fellow Canucks ranging from Leslie Feist to Justin Trudeau, and last night Japandroids contributed their own. At Toronto's Massey Hall, the Vancouver rock deities…
They performed “Nautical Disaster” in tribute to Gord Downie
The Rheostatics' Dave Bidini—a friend and tourmate of Gord Downie—reflects on the qualities that made the Tragically Hip's late frontman so special The post The gift of Gord Downie: ‘He gave everything he had to this world’ appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Michael Barclay invited us to share his sensitive obituary. Gordon Downie (1964-2017) was born near Kingston Ont, to Lorna and Edgar. Gordon was the fourth of five children, the one who played goalie for Amherstview’s successful hockey team. Show More Summary
Gord Downie, frontman of the Canadian rock band Tragically Hip, has died, his family said in a statement Wednesday. He was 53.... The singer announced last year he had been diagnosed in December 2015 with terminal brain cancer.... Formed...Show More Summary
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Rock poet and Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, whose evocative lyrics helped define Canada, has died at age 53. Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer after suffering a seizure during a walk in his hometown of Kingston, Ontario in December 2015. Show More Summary
RIP Gord Downie. =(
The lead singer and songwriter for a rock band that has been putting out records since 1987 has died. The AP reports that Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip died Tuesday night after a battle with brain cancer. He was...
Gord Downie, the frontman and lyricist for the Canadian rock group the Tragically Hip — whose songs about that country’s small towns, hockey heroes and frontier history made the band a source of national pride and devotion for more than two decades — died Tuesday. Show More Summary