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"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.

Gord said he had lived many lives. As a musician, he lived “the life” for over 30 years, lucky to do most of it with his high school buddies. At home, he worked just as tirelessly at being a good father, son, brother, husband and friend. No one worked harder on every part of their life than Gord. No one.

We would like to thank all the kind folks at KGH and Sunnybrook, Gord’s bandmates, management team, friends and fans. Thank you for all the help and support over the past two years.

Thank you everyone for all the respect, admiration and love you have given Gord throughout the years – those tender offerings touched his heart and he takes them with him now as he walks among the stars.

Love you forever Gord."

The Downie Family
 

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Sad that someone so young has past. I don’t think it would be an exaggeration to say that he and the Hip were symbols of Canada.
 

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Sad that someone so young has past. I don’t think it would be an exaggeration to say that he and the Hip were symbols of Canada.
Very true, Rp. Paix, mon ami.
 

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Remember: "No dress rehearsal... This is our life."

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i wasn't a listener of his music but it is a sad situation indeed..
we need to concentrate on cancer and cancer research - it is more deadlier than HIV/Aids.
 

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i wasn't a listener of his music but it is a sad situation indeed..
we need to concentrate on cancer and cancer research - it is more deadlier than HIV/Aids.
He was a a great artist in so many ways. He was cross generational. I am 54 and he died at 53. He had fans from the generation before me, my generation and the generation after me and I suspect into the future as well.

He was great singer/song writer and was quintessentially Canadian, more so than many artists who came before him. He will be greatly missed by millions.

Based on interviews with him that I heard he would be performing into his 70's and beyond if had the fortune to have that long a life. He said he would never "retire" because he loved so much what he was doing, he couldn't imagine not writing songs, singing and performing, all of which he did outstandingly well.

RIP Gord. :-(
 
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