Drake, Rush, Neil Young, Chuck D Remember Gord Downie
There are few Canadian rock icons as beloved as Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, who died on Oct. 17 at age 53 following a battle with brain cancer. Following his death, there has been an outpouring of support from the music community around the world and across genres, with artists such as Drake, Neil Young, Chuck D, Rush, Sarah McLachlan, and Kiss' Paul Stanley paying respects to their late colleague.
it's a sad sad day for Canada and Canadian music... rest in peace Gord.. and thank you... pic.twitter.com/canJevOCDw
— Rush (@rushtheband) October 18, 2017
Rest in Music Gord Downie @thehipdotcom The Tragically Hip salutes
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) October 18, 2017
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) October 19, 2017
I’m so sorry Gord Downie has passed. He was a passionate activist, a wonderful artist &an extraordinary human being. He’ll be sorely missed.
— Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul) October 18, 2017
It was a privilege to witness Gord Downie’s creative genius, he was such a force in the Canadian music industry. XoS pic.twitter.com/2Mn3cLZSNy
— Sarah McLachlan (@SarahMcLachlan) October 18, 2017