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Gord Downie remembered: Tributes to the Tragically Hip frontman

Canadians remember the life and influence of the iconic artist


 
Gord Downie is seen performing part of his solo project, 'Secret Path' at the National Arts Centre, in Ottawa. The album is a collection of songs which tell the story of Chanie Wenjack, who died fleeing a residential school 50 years ago. (Adrian Wyld/CP)

Gord Downie is seen performing part of his solo project, ‘Secret Path’ at the National Arts Centre, in Ottawa. The album is a collection of songs which tell the story of Chanie Wenjack, who died fleeing a residential school 50 years ago. (Adrian Wyld/CP)

Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie passed away last night. The band is a Canadian icon, and their final tour—undertaken after the news that Downie had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer—became a national celebration of music, Canadiana, and so much else.

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As news of his passing spread, political leaders, sporting legends, entertainment stars, and everyday Canadians paid their tributes to Downie on social media. Here’s just some of what they had to say.



     

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