Community remembering Gord. pic.twitter.com/UefpNlQRzq
— City of Kingston (@cityofkingston) October 18, 2017
Tragically Hip front man Gord Downie has passed away. A statement from the band confirmed the news on Twitter saying he passed away last night with friends and family “close by.”
The beloved Canadian musician was diagnosed with a terminal form of brain cancer in May, 2016. He was 53.
— The Tragically Hip (@thehipofficial) October 18, 2017
An emotional Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the country earlier this morning. Video credit to CBC News.