- Gord Downie, the poetic, charismatic frontman for one of Canada's most beloved bands, the Tragically Hip, has died after a long battle with brain cancer, at age 53:
- Downie was famous for his stage presence (and unique style of dancing), and for writing songs about Canada's identity.
- Famous Canadians are sharing their thoughts, with a teary-eyed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau telling reporters "we are less as a country without Gord Downie:"
- And many discussed his legacy:
- While the Tragically Hip is often called a Canadian treasure, many outside the world are just learning about the band's impact on Canadian music:
- Here is a look at some of the most famous hits he and the band wrote:
- Downie had been in the public eye throughout his illness, advocating for Indigenous rights and announcing a new album, which will be released shortly:
As seen onthechronicleherald.ca
Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie dies after brain cancer battle
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