The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie Dies at 53 After Brain Cancer Battle

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The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie Dies at 53 After Brain Cancer Battle
Gord Downie, the lead singer for Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, has died after a battle with brain cancer. He was 53.

The group announced the news via their website and Facebook page with a message from the rocker’s family.

“Last night Gord quietly passed away with his beloved children and family close by.

“Gord knew this day was coming – his response was to spend this precious time as he always had – making music, making memories and expressing deep gratitude to his family and friends for a life well lived, often sealing it with a kiss… on the lips.
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