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Canada mourns the loss of Gord Downie

Caroline Szwed

On Wednesday morning, we learned that the Tragically Hip's Gord Downie died at 53. The news devastated Canadians worldwide.

Downie had glioblastoma, an aggressive and incurable form of brain cancer, which was discovered in December 2015. He died on Tuesday night surrounded by his children and family.

The Downie Family made a statement on social media the morning after passing:


Canadians have been sending their love to the Hip's frontman and his family, sharing their sorrow, memories and kind words across social media channels.


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