Canadian music icon and The Tragically Hip frontman, Gord Downie, has passed away.
The singer had been suffering from a rare, terminal form of brain cancer.
The news was confirmed by a statement put out by the band on their website. The site crashed within minutes of the posting.
— The Tragically Hip (@thehipofficial) October 18, 2017
Gord was a vocal advocate for Indigenous rights, leaving The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund as his legacy.
Gord Downie was appointed a member of the Order of Canada “in recognition of outstanding Indigenous leadership.”
Rest in Peace; in Gord we trust.
An emotional Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the country earlier this morning. Video credit to CBC News.
Listen to Vista Radio’s Tribute To Gord Downie here: