The Tragically Hip’s frontman Gord Downie lost his battle with brain cancer Tuesday night after being diagnosed with incurable glioblastoma at the age of 53.
The Band said: “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.”
The band produced 14 albums, more than half of which went to #1.
Gord continued to release solo albums until his death. His last album, the 23-song double album, “Introduce Yerself,” will be released later this month