Gord Downie, the poetic and lead singer of “The Tragically Hip” whose fight with brain cancer inspired a nation, has died at the age of 53.
He spent the last chapter of his life raising funds for brain cancer research and advocating for the rights of Canada’s Indigenous people.
The country was shocked when Downie revealed his terminal cancer diagnosis in May of 2016.
Downie quietly passed away last night with his beloved children and family close by.
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