1. 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:
  2. Downie was famous for his stage presence (and unique style of dancing), and for writing songs about Canada's identity.
  3. 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:"
  4. And many discussed his legacy:
  5. 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:
  6. Here is a look at some of the most famous hits he and the band wrote:
  7. The Tragically Hip - At The Hundreth Meridian - Live at Copps Coliseum
  8. The Tragically Hip - Ahead By A Century
  9. The Tragically Hip - Bobcaygeon
  10. Downie had been in the public eye throughout his illness, advocating for Indigenous rights and announcing a new album, which will be released shortly: