Tragically Hip Singer Gord DownieDead At 53 From Brain Cancer
10/18/2017 6:43 AM PDT
Gord was diagnosed with incurable glioblastoma after suffering a seizure in December of 2015. Instead of calling it quits, Gord and the rest of Tragically Hip announced they’d be doing a final 15-date tour the following summer and played their final gig in Kingston, Ontario on Aug. 20, 2016.
The band produced 14 albums, 9 of which went to #1.
He continued to release solo albums until his death. His last album, the 23-song double album, “Introduce Yerself,” will be released later this month.
The Band said this … “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.”
Gord was 53.